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First Adjunct Reading At Keene State College

Six adjunct faculty members who teach writing at KSC – Rodger Martin, Mimi Morton, Ali Lichtenstein, Ellen Moynihan, Jack Hitchner, and Jeff Friedman – will read their poems and stories on Thursday, September 25, at 4 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the L.P. Young Student Center:

Ellen Moynihan has taught at Keene State for more than twenty years. This semester she is teaching the ITW course, “The Great Hunger,” and Public Speaking. Her writings have appeared in Ireland’s Eye, an Irish literary magazine, and she has read her essays on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Ali Lichtenstein teaches English and women’s studies at KSC. She is the founder of Empty Bowl Writers™ and leads creative writing workshops in Vermont and New Hampshire. Ali’s pro bono work includes long-term projects with English faculty at the rural Bapagrama School near Bangalore, India. In addition to her scholarly work, Ali writes poetry, creative nonfiction, and short stories.

Rodger Martin is editor of The Worcester Review and teaches journalism at Keene State. His latest collection of poetry, The Blue Moon Series, was chosen by Small Press Review as one of its 2008 summer picks-of-the-month. He has won an Appalachia award for poetry, three Pushcart nominations, and a N.H. State Council on the Arts Fellowship in fiction.

John T. “Jack” Hitchner has been an adjunct instructor in English at Keene State College since 1989 and teaches the Thinking and Writing elective “Coming of Age in War and Peace.” He has published more than fifty poems in a variety of print and online journals, including Chantarelle’s Notebook, Clark Street Review, Common Ground Review, Paper Street, and Poet’s West.

Mimi Morton has taught at KSC since 2000. She lived for many years in Montreal where she taught at Dawson College and worked as a freelance journalist. She had a column in the Montreal Daily News and contributed freelance articles to Canadian and U.S. publications, including the Village Voice, Montreal Gazette, and the Montreal Mirror.

Jeff Friedman’s fourth collection of poetry, Black Threads, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2007. His poems and translations have appeared in many literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Poetry, 5 AM, Margie, Agni Online, North American Review, and The New Republic. He has won two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Arts Council, the Carnegie Mellon Open Competition in 1998, and the Editor’s Prize from the Missouri Review among other prizes.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jeff Friedman, or Joan Norcross at 8-2688.

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