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Celebrating 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich


NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Writers Series welcomes award-winning poet Donika Kelly to campus on Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Kelly is the author of the chapbook “Aviarium” (fivehundred places 2017) and the full-length collection, “Bestiary” (Graywolf 2016). She is winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry, and the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. “Bestiary” was also long-listed for the National Book Award (2016) and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a Publishing Triangle Award (2017).

A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and recipient of a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center, Kelly received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University. She is an Assistant Professor at Baruch College, where she teaches creative writing.

This event is sponsored by the Norwich University Writers Series, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English and Communications. All events are free and open to the public.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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