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Join us for a reading with poet Elizabeth Hazen and writer Lesley Wheeler. Book sales and a signing will follow. This event will be free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, The Normal School, and other journals. She earned her BA from Yale and her MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Elizabeth teaches English at Calvert Middle School in Baltimore.
Lesley Wheeler is the author of Unbecoming, her first novel, and The State She’s In, her fifth poetry collection. In Unbecoming, a Virginia professor starts to believe that menopause comes with uncanny powers. The State She’s In tackles regional history; Aimee Nezhukumatathil praises it for “acerbic wit and vast intelligence.” Wheeler’s previous books include Heterotopia, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and finalist for a Library of Virginia Award. Wheeler is the poetry editor of Shenandoah and the Henry S. Fox Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. She lives in Lexington, Virginia.