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Local poet featured at Writers’ Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. – Local poet Beth Copeland will be the featured reader at the Writers’ Forum Thursday at St. Andrews.

Free and open to the public, the forum begins at 8 p.m. in Orange Main Lounge.

A St. Andrews graduate, Copeland lived in Japan, India and North Carolina as a child. Her book, Traveling Through Glass received the 1999 Bright Hill Press National Poetry Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Transcendental Telemarketer, was published by BlazeVOX Books this year.

The 2001 Ethel Fortner Writer and Community Award Winner, Copeland's poetry has received awards from Arts & Letters, Atlanta Review, New Millennium Writings, North American Review, The North Carolina Poetry Society and Peregrine. . Her personal essays have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2 and Christian Science Monitor.

In addition to her B.A. from St. Andrews, she holds the M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. She currently serves as an instructor of English at Methodist University.

Copeland lives in a log cabin outside of Gibson with her husband, Phil Rech.

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

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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