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Kentucky university professor to speak at next visiting writer’s series event

Kentucky university professor to speak at next visiting writer’s series event

NORFOLK, Neb. – An award-winning writer will read his work during the next Visiting Writer’s Series event at Northeast Community College. Tom Hunley will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., in the Union 73 Coffee Shop, on Northeast’s main campus, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., in Norfolk.

Hunley is the author of seven full-length poetry collections, most recently What Feels Like Love: New and Selected Poems; seven chapbooks, most recently Adjusting to The Lights (winner of the 2020 Rattle Chapbook Prize); and two textbooks. He is also the co-editor of Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century. Hunley has been recognized by the Nimrod Literary Journal and Stephen F. Austin University Press and has been nominated for 13 Pushcart Prizes. 

Hunley has had poems published in several journals including the Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and National Poetry Review, among others. 
Hunley is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Western Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Florida State University, an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English, with writing emphasis from the University of Washington. 

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Northeast Community College English Department. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Bonnie Johnson-Bartee, coordinator, at or call (402) 844-7673.