LVC to host a poetry reading Nov. 19

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The Licking Valley Campus library will be hosting a poetry reading featuring celebrated author, George Ella Lyon and MCTC Professor and distinguished writer, Dr. Lynn Shaffer.  
The public is invited to attend this special reading on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the LVC library at 11 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.  Both poets will share poetry from their recently published books.
Refreshments will be served.  
“We are very excited to offer this reading by such talented poets,” said Carla Keller, Licking Valley Campus library specialist. “The entire Library department is buzzing about it.”  
The faculty and staff of Maysville Community and Technical College strives to provide cultural opportunities to the students at LVC.  Lyon’s and Shaffer’s readings will be another occasion where students can immerse themselves in an enriching learning experience.
Lyon grew up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.  She attended Centre College in Danville and studied English and music.  
It was here she discovered that writing was what she loved most. She is an award-winning author of several children’s books, poems and fiction. She spends much of her time teaching creative writing at prestigious conferences throughout the country.  
She has recently published a book titled The Many Storied House.
Shaffer was a finalist in the Finishing Line Press poetry Chapbook competition and her book, Life Spiral, is forthcoming.
She won the Morehead State University New Writer’s Award in 2006 for her poetry collection Persistence of Vision, which was published in 2008 by Wind Publications.
Her poems have appeared in journals such as Still: The Journal, Pisgah Review, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, and The Heartland Review.
She lives in Paris, Ky., with her husband and daughter and is an associate professor of English at MCTC.
For more information about the poetry reading call 859-234-8626 extension 66400.