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Fourteenth annual poetry reading celebrates the Public Poetry Project

Poetry posters will be available free-of-charge and a poster signing will follow the reading.

The 14th annual "An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus of Penn State, followed by a poster signing.

The Public Poetry Project focuses on poets with a connection to Pennsylvania and displays the poetry in public places to make it a part of the daily lives of a greater number of people. Since the project began in 2000, 65 poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania.

Poets featured in the 2014 Public Poetry Project poster series will read from their work. This year's posters were designed by Wilson Hutton and will be available at no charge at the presentation. The 2014 Poetry Poster series includes poets Stephen Berg, W. S. Di Piero, Le Hinton and Shara McCallum.

The project is under the direction of Ellysa Cahoy, assistant director, and Caroline Wermuth, outreach coordinator, for the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and is supported by the Paterno Family Librarian for Literature, William S. Brockman; the University Libraries; the Department of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The readings are open to the public.

For more information, including physical access and special accommodations, contact Caroline Wermuth at 814-863-5472 and visit the Pennsylvania Center for the Book.

Last Updated March 17, 2014