George-KalamarasIndiana’s poet laureate George Kalamaras is coming to Ancilla College to read his works September 24 and the public is invited.

In partnership with Wild Rose Moon, 115 North Michigan Street, Kalamaras has agreed to two events. The first will be at 1:30 p.m. September 24 at the college, 9601 Union Road, and the second at 6:30 p.m. that evening at Wild Rose Moon. Both events are free, with refreshments served at the evening event.

According to the Indiana Arts Commission, “George Kalamaras was born in Chicago and grew up in Cedar Lake, in Lake County, Indiana. He has published seven books of poetry and one of scholarship, seven poetry chapbooks; numerous articles in scholarly journals; and approximately 800 poems in anthologies and magazines in the United States and abroad. His work has received numerous honors, including a Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and two Individual Artist Fellowship Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. In 1994, he received an Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship to India. Since 1990, he has served as professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.”