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LHU Professor Marjorie Maddox To Offer Campus Reading Following Release Of New Books

Professor, poet, fiction writer, and children’s author Marjorie Maddox Hafer (pen: Marjorie Maddox) recently brought several new books into the world. Professor of English and Creative Writing at LHU, Maddox’s first short story collection, What She Was Saying, was released March 1st from Fomite Press. New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund describes the collection as, “a study of the gap between the covert and the overt . . . Wonderfully crafted, honest, and bold.”

In addition, Maddox now has eleven collections of poetry. True, False, None of the Above, focuses on teaching and writing and was released last spring as part of the Poiema Poetry Series. It is an Illumination Book Award Medalist in the Education category. The poetry collection Wives’ Tales (Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series), released February 9th, retells fairy tales with a feminist slant.

StevensonAs part of the educational series Zing! from Schoolwide, The story entitled A Man Named Branch: The True Story of Baseball’s Great Experiment, is a middle grade biography about Maddox’s great granduncle, Branch Rickey. Rickey was the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who helped break the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. Zing! Is also publishing Maddox’s Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems, which includes writing exercises for students.

In connection to her new books, Maddox was interviewed for the international, for H-Cam TV outside of Boston, and for WVIA. She was and will be a visiting author at PSU-Altoona. She will be the Cultural Enrichment Lecture Series speaker at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and also a Writer-in Residence at the Chautauqua Institution.

Here on campus, as part of Women’s History Month and for LHU’s Stevenson Library Book Talk, Maddox is reading excerpts from her new fiction and poetry collections. Please join her on March 20th, from 12:30–1:30 pm, on the ground floor of Stevenson Library. Community members are welcome. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information about Maddox’s recent publications please visit these links:

What She Was Saying:

True, False, None of the Above:

Wives’ Tales:

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