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Rollins? Winter With the Writers Culminates with Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins

February 11, 2009

Media Contact: Stephanie Page Duesing, 407-646-2203

What: The 69th season of Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts concludes Thursday, Feb. 19 with poet Billy Collins. Collins is the author of several books of poetry, including Ballistics, Nine Horses, Picnic, Lightning and The Art of Drowning. He is also the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 1992, Collins served as “Literary Lion” for the New York Public Library, and in 2001, as the U.S. Poet Laureate. Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York and was recently named as the Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing at Rollins for the 2008-09 academic year. Events are free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Where: Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Visitor parking is available in the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage.

Thursday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.

Master Class – Billy Collins will discuss work penned by Rollins students.

Location: Bush Auditorium, Bush Science Center, Rollins College

Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

Author Reading and Interview –This event will include readings, an on-stage interview with the author and a book signing.

Location: John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D Keene Hall, Rollins College

Background: Winter With the Writers brings distinguished writers to campus to share their work and expertise with students and the community four consecutive Thursdays beginning the last week in January. For more information, visit or call 407-646-2666.

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