Hard Freight Cafe to feature poetry reading by Sheila Squillante
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 585 hits
ALTOONA — Penn State Altoona will kick off its first Hard Freight Café of the new year with a poetry reading by Sheila Squillante, author of the poetry collection A Woman Traces the Shoreline. Squillante will read and sign copies of her work Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Squillante's work has appeared widely in literary journals, including Quarterly West, Cream City Review, Brevity, and Literary Mama. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and nominations for Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize. She teaches writing at Penn State's University Park campus and lives in State College with her family.
Following Squillante's reading, Hard Freight Café, an open mic event, will take place. Attendees are invited to read or perform their own work or music, or share a favorite piece of poetry or prose.
The reading and open mic event are sponsored by the English program and Hard Freight, Penn State Altoona's student literary magazine. Both programs are free and open to the public.