Written/Spoken Series Features Poet Paula Bohince
Paula Bohince will be the next featured author in Pitt-Greensburg’s fall Written/Spoken Series. Bohince will be reading from her new poetry collection, “The Children,” Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in Village Hall 118. The reading is free and open to the public.
Bohince’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Hudson Review, Poetry, and The Yale Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Amy Clampitt Trust, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In 2010-2011, Bohince received the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, which allowed her to spend a year as a writer abroad. She also is the author of two poetry collections published by Sarabande Books. Her first collection, “Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods,” was released in 2008 and was awarded Sarabande Books’ inaugural Aleda Shirley Prize
In her second collection, “The Children” (2012), Bohince writes about growing up in Westmoreland County before spending time in New York where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
According to Pittsburgh’s City Paper: “Despite her years of urban culture and travel, the woods, fields and people of her Westmoreland County childhood are the lifeblood of Bohince's poetry.”
Student writer Katie Pagano will be opening for Bohince. Pagano, a senior English Writing major with a concentration in poetry, is the editor of Pitt-Greensburg’s student literary magazine, Pendulum. She was recently awarded the Westmoreland Arts Poetry Prize and was a presenter at the 2012 Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society’s national conference.
Bohince is the Written/Spoken Series’ second featured author. Pitt-Greensburg’s monthly reading series brings local and nationally-known writers to campus for readings and workshops.
The series is sponsored by Pitt-Greensburg’s writing program. For more information about the series or about Bohince’s visit to Pitt-Greensburg, contact Lori Jakiela, associate professor of English, at 724-836-7481, or e-mail email@example.com.
Founded in 1963 and celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors. More than 13 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.