Converse College’s Creative Writing program will host award-winning author Sarah Kennedy for a public reading of her works Tuesday, October 21 at 8 pm. Her reading will be held in the Cleveland Hall Alumnae House, which faces the main Converse entrance, and is free and open to the public.
Kennedy is the author of six books of poetry, including Home Remedies (LSU Press), A Witch’s Dictionary (Elixer Press), Consider the Lilies (David Robert Books) and Double Exposure (Cleveland State University Press). Individual poems, essays and reviews have appeared widely in literary journals, including "Prairie Schooner," "Shenandoah," "Arts & Letters," "VQR" and "The Southern Review."
She is the co-editor of the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia, and she is a contributing editor for "Pleiades and West Branch."
Among her writing awards are The Strousse Award, the Paterson Prize, a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant and a National Endowment for the Arts award. She is currently Associate Professor of English at Mary Baldwin College, and in 2009 she will participate in the low-residency MFA faculty at Converse College.