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Lock Haven University to hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration


Lock Haven University will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 31 in Price Auditorium. The keynote speaker for the event will Tim Seibles, acclaimed poet, orator, and educator, who will speak about “the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how students can continue his work.”

WHAT: Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

WHEN: 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 31

WHERE: Price Auditorium, campus of Lock Haven University

WHO: Lucas Fanning, 570-484-2838,

Governor Terry McAuliffe named Seibles Poet Laureate of Virginia, a post he began July 15, 2016. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including “Body Moves” (1988), “Hurdy-Gurdy” (1992), “Hammerlock” (1999), “Buffalo Head Solos” (2004), and “Fast Animal” (2012), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. He also received the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His latest work of poetry, “One Turn Around the Sun,” was published by Etruscan Press in 2017.

Tim SeiblesSeibles’ poems have been published in the Indiana Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Cortland Review, Ploughshares Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and numerous other literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry. Seibles has received fellowships from both the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and The National Endowment for the Arts. He also won the Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City.

Seibles is a member of the English Department and MFA in writing faculty of Old Dominion University. He is also a teaching board member of the Muse Writers Workshop.

The event is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast to the LHU Clearfield Campus.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email or call 570-484-2011.

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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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