Bellinger readings part of Black History Month at MSU Texas

Poet Bellinger to read at Speakers & Issues

The Speakers & Issues Series at Midwestern State University will host the poet and educator DeMisty Bellinger at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. The event is also sponsored by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and the MSU Texas Black Student Union. It is part of Black History Month activities at MSU Texas.

Bellinger, an associate professor of English and creative writing at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, will read from her works. In addition to poetry, Bellinger is a short story writer and essayist. She is an alum of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Marge Piercy’s Intensive Writing Workshop.

Bellinger is the author of the poetry chapbook Rubbing Elbows, the poetry collection Peculiar Heritage, and the forthcoming novel, New to Liberty.

This event is part of the MSU Texas Centennial Celebration and is free and open to the public.

Speakers & Issues is also sponsored by the Libra Foundation, the Wichita Falls Times Record News, KCCU-FM NPR Radio, KFDX-TV3, and the Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU Texas.

For more information, contact John Schulze at john.schulze@msutexas.edu or 940-397-6249.