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C of I professor to give free poetry reading

March 25, 2015

Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to present “Redefining Poetry,” a free poetry reading featuring Idaho Writer-in-Residence and C of I Professor Diane Raptosh. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

“Redefining Poetry” will be an entertaining, interactive poetry reading featuring one of Idaho’s most talented writers. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Raptosh, who teaches in the C of I English department, will change the audience’s previous conceptions of poetry and open its eyes to the power of words. The Writer-in-Residence program is directed by the Idaho Commission on the Arts to bring literature by Idahoans to Idahoans.

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