The James L. Hedges Distinguished Reading

Posted: January 28, 2014

APU's Center for Research on Ethics and Values and Department of English welcome Diane Glancy to this year's James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture, taking place Tuesday, March 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Upper Turner Campus Center (UTCC).

This lecture series showcases writers who imaginatively explore the world in which we live through their creative use of language and literary forms, whether in poetry or prose.

Diane Glancy is an award-winning and prolific poet, playwright, and novelist. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Azusa Pacific University. Prior to this position, Glancy taught creative writing for nearly two decades at Macalester College. In 2008-2009, she held the Visiting Richard Thomas Chair at Kenyon College; and in 1998, she was the Edlestein-Keller Minnesota Writer of Distinction at the University of Minnesota. Among numerous awards, she has won the Juniper Prize for Poetry; the Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Laureate Prize; a Minnesota Book Award; an Oklahoma Book Award; an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; the Cherokee Medal of Honor; the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry; grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; and a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship. Professor Glancy also held the title of artist in residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma for nearly ten years.

The lecture is free and open to the APU community and the public. For more information, contact Mark Eaton at (626) 815-2075 or