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In recognition of the launch of Excelsior College's Online Writing Lab this past month award winning poet James R. Whitley will be reading from his work from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Excelsior's campus in Albany, N.Y. A short reception will follow.
Whitley is the author of three poetry books and two poetry chapbooks. His poetry has been published in more than 100 print and online literary journals, including African American Review, First City Review, Barrelhouse, Mississippi Review, River City, Umbrella, Poetry Midwest and The Houston Literary Review. In addition to being nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net, Whitley is the recipient of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, the Ironweed Press Poetry Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the 42opus Editors' Select Prize.
Register above. For more information, email Mike Lesczinski at MLesczinski@excelsior.edu.
The event is co-sponsored by Excelsior College's School of Liberal Arts, office of Online Education and Learning Services and Office of Student and Faculty Services. An instructional session on the new OWL will be held from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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Excelsior College http://www.excelsior.edu is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.