Award-Winning Authors to Give Poetry Reading at Assumption Oct. 19
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Assumption College Visiting Professor of English and award-winning poet John Hodgen will perform a poetry reading alongside his daughter, award-winning fiction writer Christie Hodgen. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall in the new Tsotsis Family Academic Center.
John Hodgen has four published books of poetry, most recently Heaven and Earth Holding Company (2010). His numerous awards include the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for Grace (2006) and the Chad Walsh Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal 2008).
Christie Hodgen is an award-winning short story writer, novelist, and professor of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the author of two novels, Hello, I Must Be Going (2006) and Elegies for the Brokenhearted (2010), both published by W. W. Norton. Her collection of stories, A Jeweler’s Eye for Flaw, won the Grace Paley Award in Short Fiction. Her other awards include two Pushcart Prizes and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This event is part of, and sponsored by, the Assumption College HumanArts series. It is free and open to the public.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College