Award-winning poet and novelist Julianna Baggott will read from her work at the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in Combs Hall, Room 139. The event is free and open to the public.
Baggott, assistant professor of English at Florida State University, published her first novel, “Girl Talk,” in 2001. “Girl Talk” was a national bestseller and was published by six publishing houses overseas. She has written several collections of poetry including most recently, “Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees,” which won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series from Pleiades Press. Baggott’s debut novel for children under the pen name N.E. Bode, “The Anybodies,” was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection, a Washington Post Book-of-the-Week, a Booksense selection and a People magazine book pick.
Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, Ms. Magazine, Glamour, TriQuarterly, and Best American Poetry 2000, as well as on NPR’s “Here and Now” and “Talk of the Nation.” In addition, she broadcasts monthly hour-long specials in the voice of N.E. Bode on the XMRadio channel, XMKids.
The UMW Bookstore will sell Baggott’s books at the event, where she also will sign them. For more information on the event, contact the Department of English, Linguistics, and Speech at (540) 654-1035.