Connections Presents Poet E. Ethelbert Miller, April 5

The College of Southern Maryland’s spring Connections series presents poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Spring Connections Series, poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from his collection of works, beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 5, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium.

Miller is the author of several collections of poetry, essays and books including two memoirs “The Fifth Inning” and “Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer.” A graduate of Howard University, Miller was one of the first students to major in African American Studies. Today he is the chair for the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the director of the African American Resources Center at Howard University, a board member of The Writer’s Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. He is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. In 1996 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from Emory and Henry College.

The Connections Series features award-winning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work with Southern Maryland residents.

Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. For information on Connections, study guides and author links visit www.csmd.edu/Connections/readings.html. Books featured are available at any CSM College Store or online at www.csmd.edu/CollegeStore.

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