Playwright/poet to visit ACU
For immediate release
February 23, 1999
Jeanne Murray Walker, playwright and poet, will give a
public reading from her work, 4-5 p.m., Feb. 25, in the
Hilton Room, McGlothlin Campus Center, Abilene Christian
University. Also, her play "The Chosen Daughter" will be
performed Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. in the Fire Station
Theatre at Ave. D and E.N. 19th.
Admission to the reading is free. Tickets for the play
performances are $5 (general admission) and may be purchased
at the door or through the ACU Theatre box office. The
public is invited to the reading and the performances.
Walker's plays have been produced in Washington, D.C.,
Boston, London and elsewhere. Her five volumes of poetry
have won prizes from Associated Writing Programs and the
Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Her awards include
fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation and the Center
for Advanced Study. She is poetry editor for Christianity
and Literature and is a professor of English at the
University of Delaware. During her visit, she will hold
discussions with students and teachers from the ACU English
and theatre departments.
Walker's reading is sponsored by the Center for Christian
Writing, the John H. Knox Writers Series, the College of
Arts and Sciences at ACU and the ACU Professional
Development Committee. The Knox Series has grant support
from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council; the Texas
Commission on the Arts, a state agency; and the National
Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
If you are a member of the media who would like more
information about this release, please contact Tom Craig,
director of media and community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 915-674-2692.
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