Brandywine hosts annual literary festival with Poet Ethel Rackin

Poet Ethel Rackin will join Penn State Brandywine in a poetry and literature reading during its annual Litapalooza Literary Festival on Tuesday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tomezsko Classroom Building lounge. During this highly anticipated, free public event, students and guests are encouraged to share their own creative works by reading, reciting, chanting, narrating, rapping or even singing for their peers

This event proves each year to not only be a lot of fun for all of those involved, but also an excellent opportunity for the community to come together in celebration of students' creative talents.

Rackin's debut collection of poems, The Forever Notes, appeared in Parlor Press's Free Verse Editions series in fall 2012. Her work has appeared in notable literary journals such as Colorado Review, Court Green, The American Poetry Review, Poetry East, and Volt. She earned her master's of fine arts from Bard College and her Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University. A Philadelphia native who once taught creative writing at Penn State Brandywine, Rackin has also taught at Haverford College and Bucks County Community College, where she is currently an assistant professor.