Published Poet and Penn State Laureate to Present at Penn State DuBois
DuBois – Robin Becker, a published poet, Penn State Laureate for 2010-11, and professor at Penn State's University Park campus will read work from her six collections of poems in an appearance that is free and open to the public and campus community.
A Professor of English and Women's Studies at Penn State, Becker has received individual fellowships for her poetry from The Bunting Institute, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Penn State Laureate is a full-time University faculty member in the humanities or fine arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. The laureate will be a highly visible representative of Penn State who will appear regularly at events University-wide and throughout the Commonwealth at community and statewide events.
Becker's reading is scheduled for 12:00, noon, on Wednesday, October 20, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. The public is welcome to attend.