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.


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