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The University Of North Alabama To Host Poetry Reading By Kwoya Fagin Maples

Jan. 18, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Dr.Cynthia Burkhead, Department of English

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama Department of English and the UNA College of Arts and Sciences will host a poetry reading by Kwoya Fagin Maples, Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., in the Guillott University Center Loft.

Maples, originally from Charleston, South Carolina, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. She is a graduate Cave Canem Fellow and a Home-school Lambda Literary Fellow.

Her publications includea chapbook titledSomething of Yours(2010), as well as work in several journals and anthologies,including the Blackbird Literary Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review,The African-American Review, PLUCK,Cave CanemAnthology XIII,The Birmingham Poetry Review and Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Her current manuscript, MEND, tells thestory of women who were the experimental subjects of Dr. James Marion Sims of Montgomery, Alabama. Mend received a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

Maples teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

The poetry reading is free and open to the public.

For more information: the English Department atenglish@una.eduor 256-765-4238.


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.