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The 2014 ASU Spring Visiting Writers Series Continues with Author, Essayist and Poet Judith Oritz Cofer April 10

by Madison V. Fisler

April 1, 2014. Appalachian State University’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will continue with author, essayist and novelist Judith Oritz Cofer on Thursday, April 10.

imgresAt 7:30 p.m. in the Table Rock Room in the Plemmons Student Union, Cofer will present, and she will also hold an author talk in the Table Rock Room at 2:00-3:15 p.m. on But Tell It Slant: From Poetry to Prose and Back Again. 

A Puerto Rican native, Cofer was raised in Jew Jersey and now lives in Georgia. The author of If I Could Fly, Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales, The Poet Upstairs and many more is currently the Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2010. Cofer was also named the UGA 2013 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

The Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Series is supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation, Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Department of English, the Summer Reading Program, the University Bookstore, Belk Library and the Appalachian Journal. 

Business sponsors include The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant. 

Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor, Thomas McLaughlin and The High Country Writers. 

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award Recipient, past trustee and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. 

For more information on the Spring Visiting Writers Series, please call 828-262-2871 or see www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu.