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Oct. 28: Fall colloquium series welcomes Julia Lisella

FREDERICK, Md.—A poet who has published three books of her work is scheduled to visit Hood College Oct. 28.

Julia Lisella will read samples of her poetry at 6 p.m. on the Beneficial-Hodson Library Reading Porch. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading.

Lisella is the author of poetry books “Always,” “Terrain,” and “Love Song Hiroshima.” She earned a doctorate in American literature from Tufts University after completing her master’s degree in creative writing at New York University and her bachelor’s degree in English at Barnard College.

Her poems have been widely anthologized and appear in such journals as “Alaska Quarterly Review,” “Valparaiso,” “Prairie Schooner,” “Crab Orchard Review, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana” and online at “Antiphon,” “Literary Mama,” “Pebble Lake Review” and other sites. She has received residencies from the Millay, Dorset and MacDowell arts colonies and from the Vermont Studio Center. She has held several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and several Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty grants to pursue both scholarship and creative writing projects. Her scholarly interests include American modernism, multiethnic writing, women's literature and writing and healing. She teaches American literature and writing at Regis College in Weston, Mass.

This event is part of the Hood College Center for the Humanities NEH Colloquium Series on “Impossible Dreams.” The series will continue Nov. 17 when Sangeeta Ray, Ph.D., English professor at the University of Maryland, visits Hood for a presentation. The final event in the series is scheduled for Dec. 1 with Timothy Fritz, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary’s University.

All colloquium events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Katy Fulfer at or 310-696-3211.