James Whitley

Our friends at Excelsior College sent us this announcement of the poetry reading that they have coming up on March 19 featuring Pushcart Prize nominated poet James Whitley, who has been published in over a hundred print and online literary journals, including African American Review, First City Review, Barrelhouse, Mississippi Review, River City, Umbrella, Poetry Midwest and The Houston Literary Review.

Here is all of the information and instructions for registering for the event:

Poet James Whitley to Conduct Poetry Reading at Excelsior College Open House March 9

Excelsior College today announced that James Whitley, an award-winning poet based in Boston, Massachusetts, will conduct a poetry reading at 12:45 p.m. on March 9 for aspiring writers. Whitley will read from his most recent works, This Is The Red Door and The Goddess of Goodbye. The event is part of an Excelsior College open house dedicated to the launch of its new online writing lab, the Excelsior College OWL.

Whitley is the author of three poetry books and two poetry chapbooks (pocket-sized booklets). His poetry has been published in more than 100 print and online literary journals, including African American Review, First City Review, Barrelhouse, Mississippi Review, River City, Umbrella, Poetry Midwest and The Houston Literary Review. In addition to being nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net, Whitley is the recipient of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, the Ironweed Press Poetry Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the 42opus Editors’ Select Prize.

The Excelsior College OWL is a free online service that provides learners with an in-depth guide to all aspects of undergraduate writing, from basic grammar to complex research projects. Excelsior will be offering morning and afternoon informational sessions on the OWL during the Open House.

The event is open to the media and the public and is sponsored by Excelsior College’s School of Liberal Arts and office of Online Education and Leaning Services.

What:  Excelsior College OWL Open House featuring a reading from poet James Whitley and informational sessions on the new Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

Where:  Excelsior College, Building 7, Rooms B-D, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, N.Y. 12203

When: Friday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
OWL Informational Session 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Poetry Reading with James Whitley 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Reception 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
OWL Informational Session 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

To register for the poetry reading, visit http://excelsiorcollegeopenhouse.eventbrite.com/. For more information, email Mike Lesczinski at MLesczinski@Excelsior.edu.