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Poet, UTD Professor To Host Reading At Collin

Poet, UTD Professor To Host Reading At Collin

March 24, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host a world-renowned and widely-published poet Tuesday, April 7.

Dr. Frederick Turner, founder professor of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas will read some of his work at 11:30 a.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The title of the reading is "The Undiscovered Country: Poems by Frederick Turner."

Turner will be on hand to sign books following the reading and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in Northhamptonshire, England to archeologist parents, Turner spent several years in central Africa while they did field research. He earned a bachelor of arts, master of arts and bachelor of literature in English language and literature from Oxford University.

He has published a number of books of poetry and has contributed dozens of reviews, essays, poetry and translations to literary publications. Turner also has been featured in a number of documentaries and other pieces on PBS, The Discovery Channel, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio.

For more information about the event, contact the Collin Communications and Humanities office at 972.881.5810.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.