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FSU Center for Creative Writing to Host Reading by Award-Winning Poet

FSU Center for Creative Writing to Host Reading by Award-Winning Poet
The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will host a poetry reading by Liberian civil war survivor, poet and writer Patricia Jabbeh Wesley on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theater, 20 E. Main St., in Frostburg.

Wesley is an anti-war and women’s activist who immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. She is the award-winning author of four poetry books: “Where the Road Turns,” “The River Is Rising,” “Becoming Ebony” and “Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa.” Her awards include The Crab Orchard 2002, a World Bank Fellowship and three artist grants from the Kalamazoo Foundation and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo in Michigan. In 2010, she won the Liberian Award, and in 2011, she was awarded the Blair County Barack Obama Presidential Award, both for her poetry. Wesley writes a blog, in which she explores poetry and human rights issues and which can be viewed at

For more information about the poetry reading, email or visit The event is free and open to the public.

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