Elizabeth Stark and Deborah Tall Read at HWS to Benefit Anti-Hunger and Anti-Poverty Efforts
October 3, 2000 Geneva, NY – NY—On Wednesday, October 25, Elizabeth Stark, novelist and assistant professor of English, and Deborah Tall, poet and professor of English, will join the fight against hunger and poverty through Share Our Strength's Writers Harvest: The National Reading. The two Hobart and William Smith Colleges professors will read from their works at 8 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith library on the HWS campus. Copies of their most recent books will be on sale after the reading, with proceeds being donated to Share Our Strength. Contributions will also be accepted at the door. The public is welcome.
Stark will read from her novel Shy Girl (1999) and Tall will read from her collection of poems called Summons (2000). The Hobart and William Smith event will be held in conjunction with other Share Our Strength events that will take place at universities and bookstores nationwide to support the fight against hunger.
“Writers Harvest gives literary professionals an opportunity to lift their commitment off the page and into our nation's communities,” says Bill Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength. “For the past nine years, thousands of writers and literary volunteers have donated their time and talent to raise awareness about anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts in America.”
Share Our Strength distributes 100 percent of event donations to statewide anti-hunger and anti-poverty organizations across the country. Since 1992, Share Our Strength's Writer's Harvest has raised more than $600,000.
For more information about the national program, call Maura Walsh Rogan or Kathleen McCann at (202) 393-2925 or visit www.strength.org