International poet to visit campus

International poet to visit campus

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2014

International Poetry Night

BLOOMSBURG — A celebrated Puerto Rican author will join students at Bloomsburg University for a night of poems from around the world.

International Poetry Night with Maria Juliana Villafañe will be held on Thursday, April 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the KUB Hideaway. All BU students are invited to read their own compositions or those of an international poet.

Villafañe is a writer, screenwriter, playwright and composer of popular music. She was awarded the Poet of Merit Award by The American International Society of Poets for her piece “My Moon.” She is a correspondent of several literary journals and a member of the PEN Club of Puerto Rico and the Association of Writers of Mérida, Venezuela.

She has published three books of poetry, “Dimensiones en el Amor (Love Dimensions),” which received the Palma Julia de Burgos Award; “Entre Dimensiones (Between Dimensions)”; and “Volar Sin Alas (Flying Without Wings),” as well as the youth story “Aurora y sus Viajes Intergalácticos (Aurora Intergalactic Travels).” She resides in Miami, Fla.

The event, sponsored by the BU College of Liberal Arts and the International Faculty Association, is open to the public free of charge. For information, contact Amarilis Hidalgo-DeJesus, ahidalgo@bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.