Congratulations to the new 2014 Berks County Poet Laureate, NANCY YEAGER! A Celebration in Recognition was held at the Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, on October 15, 2014, where the announcement was made by Anna Hehn, Coordinator of the Poet Laureate Award, and Coordinator of Assessment at RACC.
Honored as Scholastic Poet Laureate was Alexandra Papoutsis, and Honorable Mention for Scholastic Poet Laureate was Suhana Jagadesen.
Poets Laureate Ms. Yeager, Ms. Papoutsis, and Ms. Jagadesen each read a selection of their poetry at the event. Dr. Stephen Waller, Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost, was the presenter of the Poet Laureate Award. Faculty members Joey Flamm Costello and Stephanie Andersen presented the Scholastic Poet Laureate Awards. Guest readings were offered by J. Dan Glass, Adjunct Faculty - Communications/Arts/Humanities, and Jodi Corbett, Director of Academic Partnerships.
Berks Bards congratulates Nancy Yeager, Alexandra Papoutsis, and Suhana Jagadesen on their great accomplishments. We look forward to inviting these Poets Laureate to be featured poets at future poetry events in Berks County.