Author to visit Ross Library

LOCK HAVEN – Published author and poet Marjorie Maddox will visit the Ross Library Nov. 21 to give a reading and join the public for lunch.

A lunch will be served at noon in the Gross Room on the third floor of the library, 232 W. Main St., as Maddox reads from her latest book, “Local News From Someplace Else.”

“We don’t define home the same way anymore,” Maddox said. “School shootings and natural disasters populate the headlines. Tragedy and disease infiltrate our neighborhoods. We not only must survive in an unsafe world, but also persevere in it. By confronting fear and embracing family, ‘Local News from Someplace Else’ rediscovers both grace and joy.”

As director of creative writing and professor of English at Lock Haven University, Maddox has published “Perpendicular As I” (Sandstone Book Award); “Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation” (Yellowglen Prize); “Weeknights at the Cathedral”; five chapbooks; and two children’s books.

Coeditor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania and recipient of numerous literary honors, she earned degrees from Wheaton College, University of Louisville and Cornell University, which awarded her the Sage Graduate Fellowship for an master’s degree in poetry.

This event is free and open to the public.

To register or for more information, call 570-748-3321 or email