Poet John Hoppenthaler will be on the Alderson-Broaddus campus today to present a writing workshop and poetry reading.
The event will be in 206 Withers-Brandon, the Humanities Division lounge, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The workshop and reading are free and open to the public.
Hoppenthaler, who holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, is an assistant professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where he teaches courses in creative writing, American literature and contemporary and modern poetry.
He has published two books of poetry: "Anticipate the Coming Reservoir" (2008) and "Lives of Water" (2003), both titles from Carnegie Mellon University Press. His poetry also has appeared in many journals, anthologies and textbooks.
Among his honors are an individual artist grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, grants from the New York Foundation on the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, and Residency Fellowships from The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, the Elizabeth Bishop House and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
His appearance at Alderson-Broaddus is sponsored by the literature and writing faculty of the college and the student editorial board of InFlux, the campus literary publication.