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Poetry reading with writer Ann Curran

Event Details

Start Date:  March 12, 2014
Start Time: 7 pm
Location: JFK Student Center lounge

Writer Ann Curran will read her poetry on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:00 pm in the John F. Kennedy Student Center Lounge on the campus of Saint Francis. Curran’s latest volume of poetry, Me First, examines the writer’s contact with a variety of famous people, from statesmen such as John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey to sports figures like Franco Harris and Lynn Swann, from a Nobel Prize-winning poet to an axe murderer.

A former editor of the award-winning Carnegie Mellon Magazine and staff writer for the Pittsburgh Catholic and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Curran has concentrated more recently on her verse. Her poems have appeared in Notre Dame Magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, Commonweal, and several literary journals.

She holds degrees from Duquesne University and has taught at Duquesne and the Community College of Allegheny County. She is a member of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, former newspaperman Ed Wintermantel. To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Curran, who has Irish and American citizenship, will read generously from poems about Ireland.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception for the author.

The event is sponsored by the University’s School of Arts & Letters, Literary Guild, and the Office of General Education.


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