April 6, 2006
Morningside College will host Dr. Ann Struthers, poet and visiting professor of English and writer-in-residence at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a presentation of her work on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The free event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Sioux City Readings Series. The public is invited.
Struthers will read from selections of her old and new work. She is a frequent speaker and has had numerous works published in various literary journals and anthologies including The North American Review, Kalliope, The American Scholar, The Hudson Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Encyclopedia of American Literature, and others. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice and is the author of four collections of poetry including “What You Try to Tame,” published in 2004 by The Coe Review Press, and “Stoneboat,” published in 1989 by Pterodactyl Press. She was one of three Iowa poets invited to read her poetry at the Des Moines National Poetry Festival in 1992.
Prior to joining Coe College in 1986, Struthers was a Writer in the Schools for the Iowa Arts Council. She taught literature and creative writing at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Struthers received her bachelor’s degree in English from Morningside in 1952. She was recognized as Morningside’s 2005 Alumni Educator of the Year. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in modern letters from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She has been the recipient of several fellowships including two Fulbright Fellowships to Syria and Sri Lanka.