On Tuesday, February 26, at 3:30 p.m. Greenwood Library will host a poetry reading by esteemed Longwood professor, Dr. Craig Challender. Dr. Challender, who teaches undergraduate and graduate-level American Literature and Creative Writing courses, is the author of three full-length collections of poetry including Familiar Things, As Details Become Available, and Dancing on Water. A fourth manuscript, So Far: New and Selected Poems, was recently selected as a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, sponsored by New Letters and BkMk Press. His poems and reviews have appeared in South Dakota Review, Connecticut Review, Tar River Poetry, The Midwest Quarterly, The Paterson Library Literary Review and Chelsea.
Following his reading, Dr. Challender will be signing his books, which will be available for purchase. An event in a series of ongoing programs related to the Library’s Special Collections and Archives, attendees will have an opportunity to win one of three Barnes and Noble gift cards and light refreshments will be served. Make plans to attend this event to be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Greenwood Library. We hope to see you there!