Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Award-Winning Alumni to Give Free Reading at Gordon

Nonfiction essayist Bryan Parys ’04 (left) and poet Jonathan Bennett Bonilla ’05 (right) will present free readings on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Barrington Center for the Arts, Room 134, as part of Gordon’s Princemere Writers Series.
Parys is completing an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at the University of New Hampshire, where he won a teaching assistantship. He reviews music for the online publication The Silent Ballet and writes a column for STILLPOINT, the alumni magazine of Gordon College. He is currently working on a collection of linked, lyric essays on growing up Christian.
Bonilla’s poetry has appeared in The New Anonymous and The Endicott Review, and he is the recipient of a writer’s fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Currently he is attending the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers and serves as a guest tutor in the creative writing program at Gordon College.
The Princemere Writers Series, which began in 1988, has hosted guest artists such as poets John Canaday and Daniel Bosch; and prose writer Joseph Hurka; and others.

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