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Award-winning poet Cecilia Woloch ’78 to give public reading Monday, April 12, 4 p.m. at Transylvania University

Cecilia WolochLEXINGTON, Ky.—Poet Cecilia Woloch will speak at Transylvania’s Cowgill Center, room 102, Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m. This event, the fourth annual writing, rhetoric, and communication lecture, is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Woloch is the author of five collections of poetry, including “Sacrifice,” a 2001 BookSense Selection; “Late,” for which she was named 2004 Georgia Author of the Year; and “Narcissus,” winner of the 2006 Tupelo Press Snowbound Prize. Her poems have been published in translation in German, French and Polish. She is a lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Southern California and the founding editor/publisher of Fortunate Daughter Press and founding director of both the Summer Poetry in Idyllwild (Calif.) and of the Paris Poetry Workshop, France’s longest running English language writers’ workshop.

A celebrated teacher, Woloch has won several fellowships and prizes and has conducted poetry workshops for thousands of children and young people throughout the United States and around the world. She has also conducted workshops for professional writers, educators, senior citizens in Elderhostel programs, prison inmates and residents at a shelter for homeless women and their children.

As a Transylvania student, Woloch majored in English and drama and her poetry was published in the “Transylvanian,” the university’s literary magazine.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.