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Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty presents at Bowers Writers House April 2

Craft talk, public reading take place at Elizabethtown College's creative venue

Dougherty at Bowers Writers HouseThe recipient of two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in poetry, Sean Thomas Dougherty is globally known for his electrifying and soul-filled performances. On Monday, April 2, he will be the highlight of two presentations at Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College.

As part of the English Department's Guest Poets Series and to mark the beginning of National Poetry Month, Dougherty presents a workshop and craft talk at 4 p.m.; at 8 p.m. Dougherty gives a public poetry reading of some of his work.

Dougherty authored and edited 11 books and poetry collections including "Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line," "The Blue City" and "Broken Hallelujahs."  His collection "Nightshift Belonging to Lorca" was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize.

Dougherty at Bowers Writers HouseDougherty has appeared on national television sponsored by the U.S. State Department and has performed at hundreds of festivals and venues, including the Lollapalooza Music Festival, the Detroit Art Festival, the Associated Writing Programs Concert, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Jazz Festival, the London Poetry Cafe and the BardFest Series in Budapest Hungary.

Admission to the workshop is by reservation only—717-689-3945. Seating for the craft talk and poetry reading is on a first-come first-served basis.  Both events are free to the public.

Contact: Jesse Waters at or 717-689-3945.

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