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The 2014 Spring Visiting Writers Series at ASU Kicks Off with Poet, Editor and Publisher Gina Myers on March 20

by Madison V. Fisler

March 20, 2014. The annual Spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will kick off on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. with Gina Myers: poet, editor and publisher. 

ginaGina Myers will present at 7:30 p.m. at the Table Rock Room located in the Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University. 

Prior to the event, there will also be a craft talk titled From Classroom to Community also in the Table Rock Room from 2-3:15 p.m. Admission to both events is free and open to the public. 

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Hold It Down and A Model Year, as well as numerous chapbooks. Originally from Michigan, she now resides in Atlanta where she helps run the What’s New in Poetry series at Emory University. 

Parking for this event is free on campus after 5 p.m. Recommended parking is in the Library Parking Deck located on College Street. 

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, 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past trustee and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.