37th Annual English Awards Night
Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
To honor winners of Gannon's national and Erie County high
school poetry contests and university poetry, journalism, and
research writing contests. Featuring award winning writer/poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
Seminar with Naomi Shihab Nye
Thursday, March 27, 3 p.m.
Palumbo Academic Center, Room 2200
Free and Open to the Public
Naomi Shihab Nye
Naomi is the author and/or editor of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction,
essays, and children's books. She has earned numerous awards and
honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner
Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Lavan Award from the
Academy of American Poets, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award,
the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, and numerous
honors for her children's literature, including two Jane Addams
Children's Book Awards. In October 2012 she was named winner of the
2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. In January
2010 Nye was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American
Her work explores her Palestinian-American heritage, the
cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences
traveling in Asia, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America and
the Middle East. She has traveled to the Middle East and Asia for
the United States Information Agency three times, promoting
international goodwill through the arts.
"One of the most heartening influences is the work
of Naomi Shihab Nye. Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and
sparkle along with warmth and human insight. She is a champion of
the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work
- William Stafford
"Naomi Shihab Nye breathes poetry like the rest of
us breathe air. When she exhales, the world becomes different.
-The Grand Rapids
For more information, contact Berwyn Moore at (814) 871-7504 or email@example.com.