OGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University Poetry Reading Series will present well known Utah poet LaVon B. Carroll, reading from her works September 9, at 1 p.m., in the Stewart Library Special Collections.
Carroll's poems have received national recognition, in addition to awards from the Utah Poetry Society and the League of Utah Writers. She is the author of The Shrouded Carousel, a collection of poems, and a novel, Love, Sin and Survival: Three Women in 1930s Utah.
Carroll graduated from Weber College and from Utah State University, then received a doctoral degree from the University of Utah. In addition to teaching English and Literature at WSU for 24 years, she has traveled widely and has performed post doctoral work at Oxford University in England, at the University College Dublin in Ireland and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, as well as at the University of California at Berkeley. Following Carroll's 1986 retirement, she received an honorary doctoral degree from WSU.
An introductory poetry reading will be presented by Brad L. Roghaar, editor of weber studies and an instructor/specialist in the WSU English Department.
This event, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Carl E. Andra Memorial Collection with additional support from the Friends of the Stewart Library, weber studies and the WSU English and Foreign Language departments.
For parking information, please call (801) 626 6975. For other information, please contact Linda Sillitoe, Library Friends and communications coordinator, at 801-626-7351.
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