Former MMA fighter and award-winning poet Conaway to give reading

The Penn State Berks is pleased to announce a poetry reading by Cameron Conaway on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Freyberger Gallery for the campus community. Following his talk, he will join Professional Writing students for a discussion of the editorial process.

Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet, and a creative writing instructor at Penn State Brandywine. While serving as the Poet-in-Residence at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand, Conaway wrote Malaria, Poems (MSU Press, 2014), the first full-length book of contemporary poetry about malaria?s impact on the world. He?s a Rotary International End Polio Now ?HistoryMaker? and a former Executive Editor at The Good Men Project. He currently serves on the editorial board at Slavery Today. For more about Conaway, visit his website:

This lecture is presented by the Penn State Berks Professional Writing degree program and the campus literary magazine, Shadows of Birds, and is funded by the Howard ?O? Jr. and Jean S. Beaver Endowment for Guest Lecturers. For more information, contact Dr. Jeanne Rose at [email protected].