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Bloomsburg University Professors Featured in Big Dog Reading Series
Bloomsburg, PA (01/10/2022) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania English faculty members Anne Dyer Stuart and Betina Entziminger will be featured guests for the Big Dog Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium.
Stuart will read from her recently published poetry collection, What Girls Learn, and Entzminger will read from her recently published nonfiction book, The Beak in the Heart: True Tales of Southern Misfit Women.
Entzminger, professor of English, holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is the author of The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women Writers and the Dark Seductress and Contemporary Reconfigurations of American Literary Classics. Her "family memoir," The Beak in the Heart: True Tales of Southern Misfit Women, was published in October by Rivercliff Books and Media.
Stuart, associate professor of English, has published widely in literary journals, including AGNI, The American Journal of Poetry, Raleigh Review, Third Coast, Cherry Tree, Sugar House Review, The Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, New World Writing, and The Louisville Review. Her work has won a Henfield Prize, New South Journal's Prose Contest, been anthologized in Best of the Web, and nominated for Best New Poets. Her poetry chapbook, What Girls Learn, a finalist for Comstock Review's 2020 Chapbook Contest, was published by Finishing Line Press in December 2021. She is creative works editor of IMPOST: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work.
The Big Dog Reading Series began in 2000, bringing nationally-recognized and regional poets and writers to present public readings and interact with students through class visits and workshops. The Series was started by Professor Jerry Wemple and Claire Lawrence to contribute to the University's creative writing program.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,800 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.