Dorothy Louise Holley Memorial Reading


 Dorothy Louise Holley Memorial Reading on February 25 at 7 p.m. in Gailliot Center.

Dorothy Louise Holley Memorial Reading

featuring Liane Ellison Norman, Gerry Rosella Boccella, and Shirley Snodey

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
7 p.m. | Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Gailliot Center, Fifth Floor, University Commons
Reception and book signing following the reading.
Free and open to the public. Free parking.

DOROTHY HOLLEY’s creative energy and strong faith manifested themselves in her love for gardening, storytelling, and writing about those things which profoundly touched her life. Dorothy’s daughter, Beth Piraino, established this endowment in memory of her beloved mother, recognizing the importance of the Madwomen in the Attic program in Dorothy’s life. As a Madwoman in the Attic, Dorothy found fellow writers and kindred spirits who shared their work and growth as published writers. While in her 80’s, Dorothy published four volumes of poetry: A Whole Quart Jar, The Garden Journals, Late Day Thoughts, and Dream Quartet.

LIANE ELLISON NORMAN’s most recent book of poetry, The Solid Earth is a Restless Place, was published in 2018 by Smoke & Mirrors Press. Way Station was issued in 2017 by Finishing Line Press, which also published her Driving Near the Old Federal Arsenal. She has published poems in the North American Review, Kestrel, The Fourth River, 5 AM, Grasslimb, Rune, Hot Metal Press, and in the Come Together: Imagine Peace anthology. Norman won the Wisteria Prize in 2006 from Paper Journey Press. She has published two earlier books of poetry, The Duration of Grief and Keep; a biography, a novel, and many articles, essays, and reviews.

GERRY ROSELLA BOCCELLA is an educator, designer, and arts advocate. She graduated from Carlow University (then Mount Mercy College) in 1958. In 1994, she received the Carlow Alumnae Service Award in the Arts, followed in 1996 by the Carlow Woman of Spirit Award for her work in the arts with at-risk youth. Her poetry has been featured on the WESA-FM radio show Prosody, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper, and Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

SHIRLEY SNODEY writes poetry and fiction. She is the author of a chapbook, Barefoot on Southern Soil (MadBooks, 2011). Several poems and fiction excerpts have been published in Pittsburgh City Paper. She attended Community College of Allegheny County.

For more information:
Sarah Williams-Devereux or Jan Beatty.

This reading is supported in part by The Dorothy Louise Holley Endowment and sponsored by Carlow University’s English Department, Creative Writing Program, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

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