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Poet Cheryl Hopson to Visit UC Clermont Feb. 14

Poet Cheryl Hopson, a Kentucky author who specializes in African-American literature, will take part in several events, including a writing workshop, Q&A and reading, book signing event and reception.

Date: 1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Amanda Chalifoux
Phone: (513) 558-8199

UC ingot   The UC Clermont College 2017-18 Poetry Series will welcome poet Cheryl Hopson on Feb. 14, the third of four authors to visit the college’s Batavia campus during this academic year.

Hopson is an assistant professor of African American Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. She received her PhD in English from the University of Kentucky in 2008 and specializes in 20th century American and African American literature and culture, and generational Black feminism. Hopson has published essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Alice and Rebecca Walker, and U.S. second-wave Black feminist sisterhood. Finishing Line Press published her chapbooks “Black Notes” (2013) and “Fragile” (2017).

Hopson will be on UC Clermont’s campus Feb. 14 for a writing workshop and conversation at 9:05 a.m. in Student Services building, room 240, followed by a Q&A with the author at 10:10 a.m. in the Snyder building, room 142, and a reading and book signing at 11:15 a.m., also in Snyder 142. A reception will follow the events.