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Author to Read Poetry at Eastern

Written by Kevin Antonucci


joan_sidney.JPGWillimantic, Conn. - Prominent author Joan Seliger Sidney, writer-in-residence at the University of Connecticut's Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, will read selections of her poetry on Nov. 17 at Eastern Connecticut State University. The reading will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Science Building.  

            Following the reading, Sidney will hold a question and answer session and sign copies of her book, "Body of Diminishing Motion." Sidney's presentation, which is part of the Eastern Visiting Writers Series, is open to the public. Admission is free.

            Sidney has taught writing at Eastern, UConn and the Universite de Grenoble in France. Her book, "Body of Diminishing Motion: Poems and a Memoir," was published by CavanKerry PressHer poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Louisville Review and many other magazines and anthologies.  She has received poetry fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation; and the Vermont Studio Center.


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