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National Book Award Winning Poet Mary Szybist to Offer Reading at LHU

Mary SzybistMary Szybist, the 2013 National Book Award Winner in Poetry, is coming to Lock Haven University. Szybist will offer a reading on Monday, October 16, at 7:00 pm in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building. Free and open to the public, the reading also will include a book signing.

WHAT: A Reading by National Book Award Winner Mary Szybist

WHEN: Monday, October 16th, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Parsons Union Building Multipurpose Room, Campus of Lock Haven University

WHO: Marjorie Maddox Hafer at or Professor Dana Washington at

Professor Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine (National Book Award). The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the Lannan Foundation, she has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of California at Berkeley, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  Originally from Williamsport, PA, she currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches at Lewis & Clark College. For additional information about the author, please see

In addition to her evening reading, the poet will be meeting with students both in and outside of classes. All author events are made possible by LHU’s English department. For additional information on this reading, please contact Professor Marjorie Maddox Hafer at or Professor Dana Washington at

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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