2/20/2002LYNCHBURG, Va.- Writer and poet Jane Shippen will read selections from her work as a part of the Visiting Writers Series presented by the English Department at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The reading will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at 8:00PM at the Maier Museum of Art. The event is free of charge and open to all community members.
Shippen’s work has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, Meridian, Arts & Letters, and in the highly regarded anthology New Stories from the South. Her work will also be featured in the yet to be released anthology, New Voices. A native of Atlanta, Shippen earned her MFA in 1999 as a Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia following her studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and New York University.
In addition to her position as Visiting Emerging Writer at R-MWC, Shippen also serves as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Sweet Briar College and an instructor at the Charlottesville Writing Center.
The R-MWC English Department’s Visiting Writers Series allows emerging and established writers, speakers, lecturers and poets to present their pieces to a broader audience than they may typically reach. For more information on the series, contact Associate Professor of English Jim Peterson at (434) 947-8513.
CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of Communications