The February 17 event is part of MSU Texas’ Black History Month activities

Midwestern State University’s Speakers & Issues series will host poet and educator DeMisty Bellinger at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at MSU Texas’ Wichita Falls Museum of Art.

The event is also sponsored by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and the MSU Texas Black Student Union. This is part of Black History Month activities at MSU Texas.

Bellinger, associate professor of English and creative writing at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, will read excerpts from his works. In addition to poetry, Bellinger is a novelist and essayist. She participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Marge Piercy’s Intensive Writing Workshop.

Bellinger is the author of the poetry collection Rubbing Elbows, the poetry collection Peculiar Heritage, and the forthcoming novel, New to Liberty.

This event is part of the MSU Texas Centennial Celebration and is free and open to the public.

Speakers & Issues is also sponsored by the Libra Foundation, Wichita Falls Times Record News, KCCU-FM NPR Radio, KFDX-TV3, and MSU Texas’ Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information, contact John Schulze at [email protected] or 940-397-6249.