Thu, Oct 06

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Laurel Ridge Community College

Poetry Seminar with Sonya Lara

Join us at Laurel Ridge Community College for this event!

Poetry Seminar with Sonya Lara

Time & Location

Oct 06, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Laurel Ridge Community College, Student Union Building Room 118/119, 173 Skirmisher Ln, Middletown, VA 22645, USA

About the Event

Join us at Laurel Ridge Community College as poet and writer Sonya Lara shares a special Brown Bag lecture on poetry development. The seminar will be held in the Science and Health Professions Building on the first floor. 

About the artist:

Sonya Lara is a biracial Mexican American writer. She received her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA in Poetry from Virginia Tech. Currently, she is the Poetry Editor for Minerva Rising and an Editor-at-Large for Cleaver Magazine. Previously, she was the Managing Editor for The New River, the Managing Editor of the minnesota review, and an Associate Fiction Editor for The Madison Review. Additionally, she has served as a juror for contests, such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She was accepted for the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop with Leila Chatti, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Hambidge Creative Residency Program, and the Peter Bullough Foundation Residency, and was shortlisted for The Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award and runner-up in Shenandoah’s Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in X-R-A-Y Lit, Shenandoah, Ninth Letter, AGNI, The Los Angeles Review, The Acentos Review, and elsewhere.

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