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The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center will celebrate National Poetry Month with a seminar and reading by acclaimed poet Baron Wormser April 11-12.

The events, which are co-sponsored by Old Dominion University and the Tidewater Writing Project, are free and open to the public.

The poetry seminar will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the VBHEC. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 368-4108. The poetry reading, followed by a book signing and reception, will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the VBHEC. Books will be available for purchase from Prince Books.

The former Poet Laureate of Maine, Wormser is the author of The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid, Subject Matter, Good Trembling, Atoms, Soul Music and Other Poems, When, Mulroney and Others. He is co-author of Teaching the Art of Poetry: the Moves and Surge of Language: Teaching Poetry Day by Day.

A recipient of the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Wormser has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Bread Loaf. He has served as writer-in-residence at the University of South Dakota and led the Frost Place Seminar at the Frost Place in New Hampshire.

For more information call 368-4108.

This article was posted on: April 2, 2007

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