Please support, Ann Wright, retired United States Army Colonel and former

Diplomat, co-author of Dissent: VOICE OF CONSCIENCE, who served our country

valiantly, will speak, on Thursday, September 25, at 1:30 p.m. on the Newtown campus,

in the Fireside Lounge located on the lower level of the Rollins center, which is co-

sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature and Cultural Affairs

Committee, called WORDSMITHS. The entire series will be free and opened to

the campus and community.

Colonel Ann Wright will share her expertise and experience. Wright holds a

law degree from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in national

security from the U.S. Naval War College. She received the State Department’s

Award for Heroism, for her courageous actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people

from the Civil War in Sierra Leone.

On Friday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bucks Orangery, Newtown campus,

the reading series will delight the audience with local poets, novelists, and memoirist.

The evening will begin with the poetry reading of Bill Wunder, author of

POINTING AT THE MOON. Diana Weiss, will read WHAT COUNTS. Carolina

Morales will recite, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Our very own Bucks

Professor, Allen Hoey, will read from his most recent poetry collection, COUNTRY


Allen Hoey is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and is the author of numerous


PROVENCAL LIGHT, A CATECHISM, just to name a few. Since 1990, Hoey has

taught English composition and literature, and an Introduction to Buddhism here at

Bucks. Hoey’s predecessors include Stan Heim, Christopher Bursk and Robert Bense.

When asked about the series, WORDSMITHS, he said, “This series will encourage

younger and older talents to develop their own creative skills and learn the basics.”

“Published works don’t come early. I was 35 years of age before my first novel was

published.” We spoke about truth in fiction and he referred to Dante (Alighierei).

He has many wonderful novels and poetry and you can go to

to access and review all of his works and his website here at Bucks,

Hoey lives in Bucks County with his two black labs. This year he is nominated for the

Pulitzer Prize.

A former BCCC student, Carolina Morales, is the 2007 semifinalist in the

Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voice competition, and recipient of an Archie and

Bertha Walker Scholarship, awarded through the Provincetown Fine Art Work Center.

Morales is also the 2008 nominee of the Pushcart Prize. She will be reading her poem


Bill Wunder will be reciting his most recent poem, POINTING AT THE MOON.

Twice his poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He was named Poet

Laureate of Bucks County Pennsylvania. He is also a finalist in the Robert Fraser Poetry

Competition and Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

Wunder serves as Poetry Editor of the Schuyskill Valley Journal. His works have

appeared in the Manhattan Review, Lips, The Patterson Literary Review, Mad Poet’s

Review, and Drexel University On-line Journal.

A retired teacher of the Council Rock School District, Diana Weiss will be reading

her poetry, WHAT COUNTS.

Professor, Christopher Bursk and Elizabeth Lucciano are both coordinating this

Series of Readings that will take place throughout the year and next. Dr. Bursk is the

recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew fellowships, and is the author of a number

of collections, including, CELL COUNT, OVID at FIFTEEN, and THE IMPROBABLE

SWERVING of ATOMS. He is the winner of the 2004 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.

He has been recognized for his work with prisoners, the homeless, food banks and

women’s shelters. When asked about the reading series, Chris Bursk said, “Our goal is

to build up the audience. I have great hope that there will be a renewal of commitment

by the Language and Literature faculty.”