2018-2019 Reading Series Kicks Off with Poetry

September 13, 2018

The 2018 – 2019 Albion College Reading Series will kick off on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, with readings by three of our adjunct professors.

H.R. Webster, Leia Penina Wilson, and Ryler Dustin will each share some of their work at the event which will take place in the Wendell Will Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Albion College Reading Series events are free and open to the public. Learn more about the Albion College Reading Series by visiting the Albion College Reading Series page.

H.R. Webster is a poet and educator from New England. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. H.R. has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm, and InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts. She has served as Assistant Editor of the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing and helped launch the Poetry Beyond Bars Summer Writing Intensive for Incarcerated Writers. H.R. has taught writing in prisons, secondary schools, museums, and colleges around New England and the Midwest. She currently teaches at Albion College and serves as the Managing Editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Ecotone, Black Warrior Review, The Seattle Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals.

Dr. Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet hailing from the Midwest. She’s spent the last five years in the desert of Las Vegas, NV. You can check out her work in OmniVerse, Dream Pop Press, Diagram, Alice Blue Review, Verse Daily, Bombay Gin, and others. Her favorite things are reading trashy paranormal romance novels, Magic the Gathering, nature documentaries, and koko. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rakishheir.

Ryler Dustin’s poems appear or are forthcoming in The Best of Iron Horse, American Life in Poetry, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Houston and a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has performed on the final stage of the Individual World Poetry Slam. His book, Heavy Lead Birdsong, is available from Write Bloody Publishing.