posted November 4, 2002

Visiting Writers to Read Nov. 14

The Hope College Visiting Writers series will feature writers Mark Doty and Elizabeth Rosner on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Doty is the author of six books of poems, including his most recent work, "Source" (2002). His collection, "Atlantis" (1995), received the Ambassador Book Award, the Bingham Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award; and "My Alexandria" (1993) won the National Book Critics Circle Award and Britain's T.S. Eliot Prize, and was also a National Book Award finalist.

He has also published two memoirs: "Heaven's Coast: A Memoir" (1996), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, and "Firebird" (1999), an autobiography. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts and other foundations.

Elizabeth Rosner is best known for her first novel, "The Speed of Light," which addresses the impact of the Holocaust on the children of survivors, a population which includes Rosner. Her fiction and poetry have been published in "Poetry East," "Another Chicago Magazine" and "Southern Poetry Review."

The Hope College Jazz Ensemble will begin performing at 6:30 p.m., when the doors open for the reading.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East 8th St. in downtown Holland.