Bloomsburg to Host Big Dog Reading Series

Bloomsburg, PA (08/31/2022) — Commonwealth University's Bloomsburg campus and The Big Dog Reading Series will present poet Abby Minor on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts Gallery lobby. The event is free and open to the public.

Minor lives in the ridges and valleys of central Pennsylvania, where she works on poems, essays, drawings, and projects exploring reproductive politics. Granddaughter of Appalachian tinkerers and Yiddish-speaking New Yorkers, she teaches poetry in her region's low-income nursing homes; directs a language-arts-education collective called Ridgelines; and serves on the board of the internationally active nonprofit Abortion Conversation Projects. In 2018 she was awarded Bitch Media's Writing Fellowship in Sexual Politics. Her first book is, "As I Said: A Dissent," recently published by Ricochet Editions.

The Big Dog Reading Series, coordinated by the creative writing program of the Department of English at Bloomsburg, is now in its 22nd year.

The integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities under the banner of Commonwealth University is a bold investment in the communities and people of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to expand high-quality, affordable academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners. We're building a powerful tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public higher education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs. Together we're honoring our history, investing in today, and building a powerful tomorrow. That's the power of three.

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