(photo cutline)--West Virginia Poet Laureate (2012) Mark Harshman (right) receives a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi (Coordinator of International Initiatives @ Bluefield State College) during his visit to BSC. Harshman delivered a writers workshop at the College, then took part in the sixth annual "Agora, A Celebration of Creative Expression," at the College.

West Virginia Poet Laureate Presents Writers Workshop at BSC

Marc Harshman, West Virginia’s Poet Laureate (2012), presented a writing workshop for College and community on April 17. His visit to BSC coincided with the sixth annual celebration of creative expression, “Agora,” at the College.


A poet, storyteller, and author of 11 books for children, he received a Fellowship in Poetry from the West Virginia Arts Commission. He also received the Keats/Kerlan Collection Fellowship from the University of Minnesota for research on Scandinavian myth and folklore.

The writers workshop was a joint activity of Bluefield State College’s Title III Office, Humanities Program, and Office of International Initiatives, as well as Portabella’s I of Bluefield, WV.


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