Liberian poet and writer Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley will read her work at her Alma mata, the University of Liberia according to a release from her office. I would like to invite my friends, Facebook followers, former classmates and schoolmates, students of the University of Liberia and other area universities to my first formal reading from my poetry and memoir manuscript at the University of Liberia on July 7, 2016, at 2 pm.
The reading will be held at the Capital Hill campus of the University of Liberia. The reading is being hosted by the University of Liberia through the generous efforts of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (Liberia College) in the University of Liberia auditorium.
Please bring your friends and family and let’s celebrate Liberian literature, our heritage, Liberian writing and our place in the literary, global world,” press release said.
The Penn State University Professor said, “I am sure you know that you will be enlightened, entertained, and celebrated as a Liberian. I am humbled and grateful to the Dean of Liberian College, to the Provost, and to the entire administration that have allowed one of their daughters to bring home the voice that belongs to the country.
The University is special to me as to many of my friends because this was my college home, the place where I first entered my career as a college Professor, and where I mentored my first students. I am also very thankful to my current university, Penn State University for awarding me the Institute of Arts and Humanities (IAH) Individual Faculty Grant and the Penn State Altoona Advisory Board Award that funded my visit to read and conduct research in Liberia this summer. Without Penn State, I would not have easily accomplished all I have accomplished over the years as a poet and writer. Come, and let us dialogue through poetry and prose on July 7, 2016.”