BRADFORD, Pa. - Molly Peacock, author of the book "The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72," will visit Pitt-Bradford later this month as part of the 2012-2013 Spectrum series.
Peacock will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. This event will be free and open to the public.
Formerly from Buffalo, N.Y., Peacock has published six titles of poetry and is also known for her original one-woman stage performance of "The Shimmering Verge," a collection of monologues in poems, which she performed on tour from 2003-2007 in several cities, including New York City, Toronto and Chicago.
Dr. Nancy McCabe, director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford, calls Peacock's newest publication, "The Paper Garden," "a hybrid of biography, memoir, history, and art criticism about Mary Delaney, who was known for her intricate, beautiful, botanically accurate paper collages of flowers. Mary Delaney was an innovative artist, and Molly's book approaches her subject with a similar innovation"
McCabe said she hoped the ways Peacock challenges the boundaries between genres and forms as she reflects on the creative process and tells Delaney's story would inspire the campus community.
For more information, visit Molly Peacock's website www.mollypeacock.org