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Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Tilt-A-Whirl on the Farm by Marquette Alumna Cele Bona

Marquette University

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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MU Student Ended Free  
MU Faculty Ended Free  
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Poetry Reading and book signing with author Cele Bona
Sensenbrenner Hall, Eisenberg Reading Room, 304


Cele Bona grew up in the country near Joliet, IL. She fell in love with poetry as a child listening to her mother recite elocution pieces learned in high school.  As a teenager, with a long wait for a bus after school, she took refuge in a local bookstore. There she began to read randomly in poetry. The first poem she memorized was Hopkins’s “Spring.” 

Bona is a graduate of The Program for Writers, University of Illinois, Chicago, and received her BA from Marquette University. As an Adjunct Professor of English at the College of DuPage, Glenn Ellyn, IL, she taught Creative Writing and English. She conducts writing workshops and has worked as a journalist and public relations professional. Her poems have appeared in The Little Magazine, Marquette Journal, and Prairie Light Review.

Bona is the recipient of the “Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Award,” sponsored by Evanston, Public Library, Evanston, IL.

She lives in Gurnee, IL with her husband, Chuck; they have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Parking is available in the Wells Street Structure located at 1240 W. Wells St. for $10

Have questions about Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Tilt-A-Whirl on the Farm by Marquette Alumna Cele Bona? Contact Marquette University

When & Where


Sensenbrenner Hall
1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Eisenberg Reading Room, 304
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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