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Angela Glover in the Spotlight

Non-fiction author Angela Glover will read from her works Thursday, April 18, as part of Keuka College’s Spotlight Series.

Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Room in the Lightner Library.

Glover is assistant professor of English at Midland University, where she also serves as director of the writing center and coordinates the creative writing and reading series. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Glover earned her doctoral degree from the University of Kansas.

Her writing has appeared in The Mochilla Review, the Sequel, Heritage of the Great Plains, and Eureka Studies: Teaching Short Fiction. Her memoir, All Skate, Now Reverse, is about growing up in the Midwest.

“As a collective work, my memoir seeks to convey a greater truth about how family and place inform identity,” said Glover. “The 14 essays focus on the ordinary and attempt to illuminate it with connections and meanings that are morally complicated, and intentionally meant to tap into the reader’s own memories.”

In 2010, Glover was selected by the Willa Cather Foundation to be its writer-in-residence, where she led a series of prairie workshops. She lived in the Harling House, made famous in Cather’s My Antonia.

Glover is  penning a collection of personal essays about growing up in a suburb during the ’70s. In these essays, she grapples with going green, living in a split level track home, and her fear of owls.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two dogs.