Prof. Deborah Geis to Appear at Indiana Poetry Festival

Prof. Deborah Geis to Appear at Indiana Poetry Festival

October 9, 2005

October 9, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Deborah R. Geis, associate professor of English at DePauw University, will participate in the first Indiana Poetry Festival, to be held one week from today, October 16 at the Indianapolis Art Center and ArtsPark, 820 East 67th Street. A slam poet, Geis will appear at 2:20 p.m. at the Portico, which is noted in today's Indianapolis Star. The event will feature a presentation by U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

"Listen. If you notice a babble of voices emanating from Broad Ripple next Sunday, then you're hearing the more than 90 poets at the first Indiana Poetry Festival," the Star's John Hawn writes. "Included are emerging student talent, performance poets, college professors and internationally acclaimed writers such as Mari Evans. So many voices, each demanding attention."

Suggested donations for the Indiana Poetry Festival are $8 adults, $5 students, free for ages 17 and younger. For more information click here or call (317) 255-0710.. Learn more about Dr. Geis, editor of Considering MAUS: Approaches to Art Spiegelman’s "Survivor’s Tale” of the Holocaust,  here.