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Poet, satirist, humorist to read at R-MWC

1/29/2004 1:57:38 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va—William Trowbridge, author of Enter Dark Stranger , O Paradise, and Flickers, will read from his new book The Complete Book of Kong at 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 4th in the Alice Ashley Jack Room, in the Smith Memorial Building on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The reading is free and open to the public.

Trowbridge won the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Award from the St. Louis Poetry Center for his poem "Kong Bares His Soul Regarding Miss Tyrannasaura Regina," while others have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, New Letters, Boulevard, and many other periodicals. Other awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Scholarship, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and The Anderson Center.

Trowbridge is Professor Emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University where he has been an editor of The Laurel Review since 1986. He has given readings and workshops at over 75 schools, colleges, bookstores, and literary conferences throughout the United States and currently resides in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

For more information on Trowbridge's reading, or other readings at R-MWC, contact Jim Peterson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program, at 434-947-8513.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations