Prestigious Poet Kicks Off Foot Of The Lake Reading Series At Thelma

Poet Jean Valentine will open the Foot of the Lake Reading Series at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac tonight. Valentine received the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. Thelma Executive Director Kevin Miller says, “This is exciting for Fond du Lac to have such a prestigious writer open what is turning out to be an extraordinary season lineup.” The free event begins with a reading by Valentine at 7 p.m. in Thelma’s Great Hall. Friday Valentine will conduct a hands-on workshop with 10 Marian University students at Thelma. Her visit is made possible by the generous support of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes.