Brescia University to Host the Third Event of the St. Ann Visiting Writers Series

Brescia University will host the third event of the St. Ann Visiting Writers Series on November 1st at 7:00 PM in the Atrium of The Moore Center.  The featured authors are Jacinda Townsend, Amie Whittemore, and Donovan McCabee.  The event is offered at no cost and is open to the public. 

Jacinda Townsend studied at Harvard University and Duke University Law School before receiving her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Berea, Kentucky and teaches creative writing at Berea College. Saint Monkey is her first novel.

Amie Whittemore is a poet, educator, and the author of Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press). She is also co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series and Associate Editor at Poem of the Week. An instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, she holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A.), Lewis and Clark College (M.A.T.), and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (M.F.A.). Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Rattle, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere.

Donovan McAbee’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Five Points, Tar River Poetry, The Christian Century, PRISM International, RHINO, Jabberwock Review, and a variety of other journals. 

He grew up in a small town in South Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He earned a BA at Baylor University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in Contemporary Poetry from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and infant son and works as Associate Professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews.

Brescia University’s Creative Writing department will be hosting the series of readings and lectures by a variety of nationally recognized and acclaimed authors and poets throughout the fall and spring semesters.  The dates are as follows:

November 8, 2018 – Craft Coffee Workshop featuring J. Easto and Andreas Willhoff from Chicago, IL.

December 6, 2018 – Brescia University’s own Brooks Rexroat, Katie Mullins (Evansville, IN), and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (Columbus, OH).

All events will take place on Thursdays at 7:00PM in Brescia University’s Moore Center Atrium.