11:18 a.m., April 1, 2013

Don Cellini
Don Cellini


Don Cellini will soon be here listening, shush words will be heard

Laramie County Community College will hold a free poetry reading in early April arranged by the Bill and Marietta Dinneen Writers Series.

The series, originally just called “the writers series,” was renamed because Marietta Dinneen “adopted” the series by becoming fully involved, trying to provide a cultural program that anyone could experience.

The goal behind this series is to bring culture to the community and help open people’s minds to more cultured reading and writing and expand their creativity.

Lisa Tremble, director of alumni affairs and event planning for the LCCC Foundation, said, “It will be great for students and writers who might attend because they could start writing in ways they would have never thought of before.” She added, “Cellini will visit some of the English classes.”

For those not in one of the English classes, time has been set aside for a question and answer session after the poetry reading.

Cellini is a teacher, poet, photographer and a translator. Cellini has translated and published several books on poetry and has done photography in the United States, Korea, Italy, Nicaragua, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1972 with a major in Spanish and a minor in English at St. Edward’s University at Austin, Texas. In 1979 he earned his master’s bilingual bicultural studies with a minor in Spanish language at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 1992, Cellini earned his doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a minor in administration at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

The poetry reading will be held on Tuesday, April 2, starting at 7 p.m. in the Center for Conferences and Institutes, Room 129/130.

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