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LITAPALOOZA CELEBRATES POETRY, PROSE

Students and members of the campus will read, recite, chant, narrate, rap, sing, croon, intone, declaim or simply cheer and stomp to encourage their friends during Penn State Brandywine's 14th annual LiTapaLooZa Literary Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge.

The event, held each April in honor of National Poetry Month, will feature award-winning poet Daisy Fried. She is the author of two books of poetry, "My Brother is Getting Arrested Again," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and "She Didn't Mean to Do It," which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize.

Fried has received Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares and the Editor's Prize for a Feature Article from Poetry magazine, for her essay “Sing God-Awful Muse,” about reading "Paradise Lost" during her first weeks of motherhood. Her poems have been published recently in The Nation, New Republic, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Poetry and The Threepenny Review. She reviews poetry for The New York Times and Poetry, teaches creative writing at Villanova University and lives in Philadelphia.

Those whose wish to share their originality and talent with the campus will present their personal, creative works. The free event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Penn in Hand, the campus literary magazine, and the English department sponsor the event.

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