Walker, head of the creative writing concentration at the University of Delaware, will present samples of her work as she reads poems and discusses the plays she has written.
Currently, Walker serves on the Editorial Board of Image and Shenandoah magazines, and is the collaborating editor of Shadow and Light: Literature and the Life of Faith. Previously, she was the poetry editor for Christianity and Literature.
Dr. Walker has published eight volumes of poetry, as well as individual poems in numerous journals, such as Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Christian Century and Best American Poetry. She is also a playwright, and her plays have been performed across the United States, as well as in London. Additionally, Dr. Walker has published a memoir, “The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s,” about the decade she and her sister cared for their mother.
Dr. Walker has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and eight Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships.
The b.f. maiz Center, named after the late poet b.f. maiz, continues to magnify the poet’s lifelong concerns with poetry, peace and poetic justice. Dr. Walker is invited to campus as part of the b.f. maiz Center’s activities.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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