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Past Poet Laureate of Virginia to read at Maier Museum

Morland is longtime Lynchburg resident

2/26/2004 9:57:47 AM


LYNCHBURG, VA—Past Poet Laureate of Virginia Margaret Ward Morland will read from her work on Sunday, February 29th at 4:00 PM in the Maier Museum of Art. Morland's poetry has been widely published in periodicals and anthologies, including the collected volumes It Happens Thus and Gift of Jade. This event is free and open to the public.

Morland has received numerous awards and her collection of poetry, Gift of Jade, was in the top three among 167 poets' books judged by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Center for the Book. In addition, her poetry has been carved in stone in the Memorial Garden of the Laurel Regional School for handicapped children, a dedication to her work which is especially meaningful for her.

Through working with artists in other disciplines, Morland's poems have been combined with music, sculpture, painting, dance, and photography. Morland has read and led multiple workshops in the United States as well as in Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People's Republic of China and has resided in Lynchburg, Virginia with her husband, Kenneth, for more than forty years.

For more information contact Jim Peterson , associate professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program, at 434-947-8513.

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