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WWCC Visiting Writers Series presents Kate Kingston on Feb. 28

KatieKingstonNews from the Western Wyoming Community College Visiting Writers Series:

Colorado poet Kate Kingston’s will read from her work on Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., in Room 1302 at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. The reading is free and open to the public.

She is the author of two books, Shaking the Kaleidoscope and History of Grey. She has published three poetry chapbooks: In My Dreams Neruda, a finalist in the Main Street Rag Press Chapbook Award; El Río de Las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio, winner of the White Eagle Coffee Store Press Chapbook Award; and Unwritten Letters, Outlaw Press.

Kingston is a recipient of the W.D Snodgrass Award for Poetic Endeavor and Excellence, the Ruth Stone Prize, the International Publication Prize, Atlanta Review, and the Colorado Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship in Poetry. She has published in various literary magazine including Atlanta Review, Great River Review, Hawai’i Review, Hunger Mountain, MARGIE, Puerto del Sol, Nimrod, the Pinch, Rattle, and Sugar House Review. Her translations of Mexican poets have appeared in the NimrodMexico/USA issue and in the anthologyMexico Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices, Shearsman Books.

Kingston received her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a Spanish major from the University of Wisconsin. She has held the position of Language Department Chairperson at the College of Easter Utah, the position of  2-4 Transfer Advisor for Student Support Services at Trinidad State College, as well as faculty positions at several Colorado secondary schools. Currently she lives and writes in Trinidad, Colorado.

While at WWCC, Kingston will conduct a writing workshop for Rick Kempa’s ENGL 2495 class.

FMI: rkempa@wwcc.wy.edu; 307-382-1731.

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