Lycoming College creative writing students
recently gave a public poetry and prose reading at Avenue 209 Coffee House in
four students – Phoebe Wagner, a junior from Muncy; Cassandra Mainiero, a
senior from Sparta, N.J.; Bridget Bellmore, a sophomore from Curwensville; and
Amanda Edens, a senior from Pahrump, Nev. – were accompanied by Shanna Wheeler,
assistant director of the College’s Academic Resource Center. The five
shared the stage on a rotating basis to read poetry, short story excerpts and
creative essays for two hours.
Wheeler read poems from her published
collection, Lo & Behold, while the students read work that appears in the College’s literary magazine, Tributary. The audience included local residents
and more than two dozen Lock Haven University students.
Select readings from the event were recorded
and will air on The Conjure Man Radio Hour on Sunday, April 14 at 10 p.m. on WXPI (88.5 FM).
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