Jacqueline Jones LaMon Presents, “In Search of Our Children: The Missing, Endangered, and Lost” at Adelphi University on November 16

Adelphi University hosts “In Search of Our Children: The Missing, Endangered, and Lost,”by Jacqueline Jones LaMon.

Garden City, NY, November 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Adelphi University hosts “In Search of Our Children: The Missing, Endangered, and Lost,” presented by the director of the M.F.A. program at Adelphi University, Jacqueline Jones LaMon on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is sponsored by the James Baldwin Lecture series and the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is currently the director of the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Adelphi University, where she teaches poetry, literature and pedagogy. Her first poetry collection titled Gravity, U.S.A., received the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Last Seen, which was inspired by actual case histories of long-term missing African-American children, was the recipient of the 2011 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. As part of the presentation, she will be reading poems from Last Seen. Professor LaMon has continuously published other scholarly/artistic work since 1998. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, UCLA School of Law, and Indiana University Bloomington, where she earned an M.F.A. in poetry.

The Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies builds on decades of success in offering interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and cultural programming. The Center’s primary focus remains on providing an interdisciplinary minor degree in African, Black, and Caribbean Studies that creates emphasis on exploring the history, culture, and contemporary dimensions of peoples of African descent.

The M.F.A. in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to specialize in three major genres: fiction, poetry, and dramatic writing. This cross-genre program is distinctive from the traditional two-genre M.F.A. programs in which students study either fiction or poetry. It offers graduate students many unique opportunities, including the Thesis Colloquium and the Professional Development Practicum, which introduce students to the professional and practical life of writers across many disciplines.

For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit adelphi.edu, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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