Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2005

Whitworth English Professor to Read Poetry from New Chapbook in Sept. 30 Reading

Whitworth Assistant Professor of English Nadine Chapman will read poetry from her recently published chapbook On Solitude (Finishing Line Press, 2005) on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Described as "a gift of voice, story, and memory," On Solitude is available for purchase at Auntie's and the Whitworth bookstore, and online at www.finishinglinepress.com and www.amazon.com.

In addition to her new chapbook, an essay by Chapman is included in a forthcoming book on parenting that features contributions from a group of writers including Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott and Barry Lopez .The collection, At Work in Life's Garden: Writers on the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting (EWU Press, 2005), is scheduled to be printed in October and features essays from writers who "tell their personal stories about how the wonder, the chaos, and the pain of raising children has led them to engage more deeply with the world, with themselves, and with other people," according to a synopsis on Amazon.com.

Chapman received a master's degree in English from the University of Idaho and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. She publishes poetry, fiction and essays on the connection between writing and ethics. Chapman's poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including Plainswoman, Yankee, The Lyric, and Idaho's Poetry: A Centennial Anthology. Her short stories have appeared in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies and Weber Studies.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.


Nadine Chapman, assistant professor of English, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4792 or nchapman@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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