TROY--Troy University’s Department of English will present readings by poet Alice Friman, Georgia’s Author of the Year Award winner, on Feb. 20 and 21 in Montgomery and Troy.
The Montgomery Campus event will be held in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Friman will be on the Troy Campus in the Hawkins Hall auditorium, room 122, on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m.
Friman is Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College in her hometown of Milledgeville, Ga., and her most recent poetry collection is “Vinculum” (LSU Press). She won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry and is a recipient of a 2012 Pushcart Prize, along with numerous other awards for her literary creations. She has been published in fourteen different countries and a new collection, “The View from Saturn,” is forthcoming from LSU Press in 2014.
She also has a podcast series entitled “Ask Alice” which is sponsored by the Georgia College MFA program and can be seen on YouTube.
“I first met Alice 19 years ago at one of her readings,” said Dr. Patricia Waters, assistant professor of English on the Troy Campus. “She has this remarkable ability to capture the attention of her audience, through her voice, her message, and her personality. She meets students on their level and brings them into art, awakening them both to the possibilities of art and to what it can do, and they can do through it.”
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Montgomery reading, contact Dr. Sara Kosiba at (334) 241-9792. For the Troy reading, contact Dr. Patricia Waters at (334) 670-3301.