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  • Indiana Poet Laureate to Celebrate State Appointment with Special Poetry Reading
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2014

Indiana Poet Laureate to Celebrate State Appointment with Special Poetry Reading

Key Info

  • Newly appointed Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras will showcase a handful of his original work in a poetry reading
  • "Gray Barn Rising" is Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Walb International Ballroom
  • There will be a reception with a cash bar following the event
  • This event is free and open to the public; media are invited to attend
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Newly appointed Indiana Poet Laureate and Professor of English George Kalamaras will celebrate his state appointment by reading his original poetry for the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and greater Fort Wayne communities.

"Gray Barn Rising" will take place Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Walb International Ballroom. A reception with cash bar will follow the reading.

Kalamaras began his two-year term as Indiana Poet Laureate on Jan. 1, 2014, and will serve through Dec. 31, 2015. Kalamaras finds inspiration for his poetry in everything from Indiana's geography, animals, and people to his travels in the American West.

As Indiana Poet Laureate, Kalamaras represents the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public. The Poet Laureate makes formal presentations at various educational facilities and events and offers advice to the Indiana Arts Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana.

This event is sponsored by the IPFW College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Nicole Wilkins, chief communications officer, at 260-481-4174 or wilknn01@ipfw.edu.

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