Poet Gerry LaFemina

Titelman Study, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona will present a reading of work by poet Gerry LaFemina from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, LaFemina holds a master of fine arts in poetry from Western Michigan University (WMU) as well as a master of arts in literature with an emphasis on 20th-century literature from WMU. He has taught at Kirtland Community College, West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University and Sarah Lawrence College. The former director of the Frostburg Center for Literary Arts and a former board member of the Association of Writers, he is an associate professor of English at Frostburg State University and a poetry mentor in the Carlow University low-residency Master of Fine Arts program.