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Loyola University Chicago Hosts Colloquium Features Influential Catholic, Female Poets

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago is pleased to present Women of the Word: A Colloquium of Catholic Women Poets. This day-long event features four poets whose art highlights the Catholic imagination from a woman’s perspective. Poetry readings are scheduled throughout the day, as are a number of discussion sessions. A reception, sponsored by Loyola’s Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, will follow.

Participating poets include: Carolyn Alessio, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Linda Nemec Foster, and Stella Ann Nesanovich.

Thursday, November 12, 2009
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– A reception will follow the event from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Loyola’s Gannon Center, located on the University’s Lake Shore Campus

Information Commons, Fourth Floor
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage exists to help faculty and students recognize and research Roman Catholic thought and its link to academic disciplines in the University. Art and poetry are some of the most effective ways of conveying Catholic thought, and this colloquium provides an opportunity for Loyola faculty, staff, students, and the general community to experience personal interaction with some of today’s most active Catholic women poets in an academic and collaborative setting.




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