Poet Angele Ellis is next speaker on the Middle East

"The Mortal Cry of a Gazelle," is the title of Angele Ellis's talk on the Ghazal in modern literature. Ellis will be appearing on Thursday November 10 at 12:15 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.

Her work has appeared on a theater marquee - after winning Pittsburgh Filmmakers' G-20 Haiku Contest in 2009 - and in journals, periodicals and anthologies. The author of two books of poetry, Spared (Main Street Rag, 2011) and Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press, 2007), she was a 2008 recipient of an Individual Creative Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a prizewinner in the 2007 RAWI Competition for Creative Prose.

In 1997 she co-authored the diversity workbook Dealing With Differences (Corwin Press).

An honors graduate in English from the University of Pittsburgh, Angele Ellis makes her home in Pittsburgh's Friendship neighborhood.

As part of the Teaching International initiative, Penn State Greater Allegheny has adopted each year a country or region of the world, and a theme, as a common focus to inspire teaching and scholarship.  The region for the 2011-2012 academic year is the Middle East and the theme is the Millenium Development Goals. Teaching International works closely with the campus sustainability project, Greener Allegheny, and the Honors Program to sponsor events that raise awareness of these global issues.

The Ellis presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nancy Conway (412-675-9143 or [email protected]).