The Wilkes University English Department and the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series will host a reading by Ann E. Wallace at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in the Karambelas Media and Communication Center, Room 135.
Ann E. Wallace, PhD, is Poet Laureate of Jersey City, New Jersey. A survivor of ovarian cancer, woman with multiple sclerosis and COVID longhauler, Wallace has written across multiple genres on the experience and rhetoric of illness. She’s shared her experience with long COVID with a variety of media outlets, including Huffington Post, Good Morning, America, Fox News Radio and numerous literary journals.
A professor of English at New Jersey City University, Wallace specializes in creative writing, illness narratives, disability studies and composition and rhetoric. She is author of the poetry collection Counting by Sevens (Main Street Rag, 2019) and a recently completed manuscript, Days of Grace and Silence: A Chronicle of COVID’s Long Haul. She hosts and co-produces Saturday Morning Poetry for her local Native Plant Society on Instagram @npsnjhudsoncounty. Her published creative work can be found at AnnWallacePhD.com.
The final reading for the spring 2023 semester, featuring digital humanities and Africana studies scholar Amy Earhart, is scheduled for April 12. All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers series, please visit wilkes.edu/dickson.