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Students give public poetry reading

Lycoming College creative writing students recently gave a public poetry and prose reading at Avenue 209 Coffee House in Lock Haven.

The 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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