MALVERN, Pa. — Shara McCallum, 2021-22 Penn State Laureate and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, will discuss her creative process and read from her works on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at Penn State Great Valley.
According to McCallum, her latest book, "No Ruined Stone," is a “novel in verse” based on a thread from the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was considering migrating to Jamaica to work on a slave plantation around the same time his first book was being published in 1786. Copies of McCallum’s book will be available at the event for purchase and signing.
Originally from Jamaica, McCallum is a poet who has authored six books and has had poems and essays published in journals, anthologies and textbooks throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Israel.
“No Ruined Stone: Reading and Conversation with Poet Shara McCallum, 2021-22 Penn State Laureate” will be held in Great Valley’s Conference Center Building. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.