Senior creative writers’ celebration reading is November 27

(11-12-2012)

The Adams State University senior creative writing majors Jason Slauson, Nathaniel Sellers, and Kylie Bowen will read from their work at 7 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in McDaniel Hall room 103. A guest writing workshop, with author Chad Parmenter, will be held from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in McDaniel Hall room 240. All events are free and open to the community. Free refreshments will be served.

Parmenter is a visiting assistant professor at Niagara University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Central Missouri State University, and his MFA at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; he received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Bat & Man: A Sonnet Comic Book, is available from Finishing Line Press.

In August of 2005, he worked at a homeless shelter in Alamosa, working on his chapbook, and incorporating it into a larger collection. “The San Luis Valley, for me, is a space where diverse people and varied landscapes can find common ground, and shine on it. Poetry can do that, too. It brings differences into harmony,” Parmenter said.

For more information contact the ASU English Department at 719-587-7862.