Professor to Headline ‘World Book Night’ Event

Charmaine Cadeau

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2014 – Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English at High Point University, will headline Bookmarks’ “Poetry Reading and Book Kick Off Party,” a celebration of World Book Night and National Poetry Month. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at AFAS Unleashed Arts Center, located at 204 West 6th St. in Winston-Salem. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.

Cadeau, assistant professor of English, will share from her full-length poetry collections “Placeholder” and “What You Used to Wear.” As part of World Book Night, free copies of her books will be distributed by Bookmarks to attendees before the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Cadeau also serves as editor of “Apogee Magazine,” HPU’s annual literary magazine, and co-director of the Community Writing Center in High Point.

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading by distributing half a million free books world-wide. Successfully launched in 2011, the event is celebrated internationally each year on William Shakespeare’s birthday.

A literary arts organization based in Winston-Salem, Bookmarks seeks to connect readers with authors through the largest annual free book festival in North Carolina; Triad-based author talks, and the Authors in Schools program, which reached 5,000 students in 2013. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.

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