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Sept. 16, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Maurya Simon and Melora Wolff will give a reading of their works Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading is open to the public without charge and will be followed by a book-signing.

Simon, who teaches in the creative writing department at the University of California, Riverside, is the author of six books of poetry, including The Enchanted Room, the Golden Labyrinth and Ghost Orchid.

Recipient of a visiting artist residency from the American Academy in Rome, she also received a Fulbright/Indo-American Fellowship for work in Bangalore, South India. She has been a fellow at Hawthornden Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland; and at the Baltic Center and Lund University, both in Sweden.

Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Gettysburg Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review and Poetry as well as more than 30 anthologies.

Wolff, who holds the Philip Roth Residency in Poetry at Bucknell for the fall semester, has taught creative writing for 15 years, including workshops at Binghamton University and Washington College, where she was interim director of the O'Neill Literary House.

The recipient of an NYFA Artist's Fellowship, she serves on the poetry advisory board of Weber Studios.

Named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bucknell graduate, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing was initiated in the fall of 1993. Writers selected for the position are in residence at Bucknell's Stadler Center, during which time they offer a public reading of their work.

In addition, the Roth resident may meet with students and other interested members of the university community, visit creative writing and other English classes at Bucknell, visit local schools and community organizations, and attend Stadler Center events.

For more information about this reading or the Roth residency, call 570-577-1853,visit or email


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