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Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series reading wraps up spring 2011 Writers’ Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. – The 2011 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series winners for the Central Region will join Distinguished poet Becky Gould Gibson as the featured reader sat the Writers’ Forum at St. Andrews Presbyterian College Thursday evening.

High School winner Rachel Carroll of Indian Trail, College winner Bryant Ferrell of Laurinburg and Valerie Macon of Fuquay will share some of the work they’ve been fine-tuning with Gibson’s help.

Free and open to the public, this special Forum begins at with a reception at 7 p.m. in DeTamble Library as part of the National Library Week celebration. The reading will begin at 8 p.m.

Gibson is a Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s Studies at Guilford College. She has published five collections of poetry: Need-Fire, Aphrodite’s Daughter, Holding Ground, First Life, and Off-Road Meditations.

The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series originated in 2003 upon the advice of then North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. It is named after Chappell and former NCPS president Marie Gilbert.

For more information about the Writers' Forum, creative writing at St. Andrews or the St. Andrews College Press, call 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

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An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

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