Cedar Crest College Hosts Highly Regarded Authors for Visiting Writers Series
Allentown, Pa. (March 28, 2011)—Authors Bim Angst and Bathsheba Monk will be featured during Cedar Crest College’s 2011 Visiting Writers Series on Tuesday, Apr. 6 at 4 p.m. and Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m., respectively. The series is hosted by the College’s English program and Cultural Affairs Committee, and both events are free and open to the public.
The series will kick off with readings from poet and Cedar Crest College alumna, Bim Angst, in the Tompkins College Center, Alcove A, located on Cedar Crest’s campus. Angst is a fiction and nonfiction author and poet whose written works have earned numerous awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo and the Illinois Council of the Arts. Angst’s story, “Village Dogs,” was awarded first place in fiction writing from The Bark magazine and earned a nomination in 2010 from the Pushcart, a literary publication of short essays, stories and poems.
Angst currently resides in Saint Clair, Pa., and teaches writing courses at Penn State Schuylkill.
The second event in the series will feature readings from Bathsheba Monk’s new novel, Nude Walker, in the Tompkins College Center 1867 Room. Nude Walker has been described as a “tapestry of overlapping love stories.” Monk’s well-received earlier novel, Now You See It… Stories from Cokesville, PA, is a collection of linked short stories about people in the fictional industrial town of Cokesville, which is not unlike Bethlehem, Pa., where Monk grew up. She currently resides in Allentown.
“I'm very pleased that both of these writers will be visiting the campus this spring,” said Carolyn Segal, professor of English. “Bim Angst is a Cedar Crest College alum who is a prize-winning writer. Bathsheba Monk has just published her second book, Nude Walker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and we are fortunate to be able to feature her in the first months of her book tour.”
For information on these events, call 610-606-4666, ext. 3389.