Penn State laureate to visit Penn State Greater Allegheny

Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, will be at Penn State Greater Allegheny for a poetry reading on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Becker has published seven books of poetry, and has had over 125 speaking engagements throughout the United States. She is also a recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, awards, and residencies for her work. In addition, she is a contributing editor to Ploughshares magazine and The Women?s Review of Books.

The goal of her readings are to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day."