Buena Vista University students majoring in English will visit area schools and libraries this week to engage students in poetry. The visits are being held in conjunction with BVU's annual Stolee Lecture, which this year features Marvin Bell, Iowa's first Poet Laureate.
The BVU English majors will give a presentation geared toward students of all ages at the Storm Lake Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the library's meeting room. In addition, the students will visit Storm Lake's West and East Elementary Schools; St. Mary's High School, Alta Elementary School, Galva Middle School and the Pocahontas Public Library during the week of Oct. 4-10.
The Poet Laureate of Iowa, Marvin Bell, will visit BVU's Storm Lake campus Oct. 11-12. Bell's publications include 12 books of poems and his poetry has been included in no fewer than 34 anthologies. Bell will conduct a poetry reading at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Anderson Auditorium of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum, with a reception to follow. The Stolee Lecture event is open to the public, free of charge.
For more information on the BVU English students' visits to area schools and libraries, the Stolee Lecture or Marvin Bell, contact Dr. Nadine Brewer, professor of English at BVU at 712-749-2130.