On Jan. 31, the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature two of Hope College’s English professors, David Cho and Heather Sellers.
David Cho came to Hope in 2008. He was born and raised in Chicago and earned degrees from the University of Illinois, Purdue, and the University of Washington. His creative and scholarly works have appeared in journals such as Amerasia, Many Mountains Moving, and Theology Today. In 2010, Cho’s chapbook of poetry Song of our Songs was published. His most recent chapbook Night Sessions, published last summer, was nominated for the 2011 National Book Awards.
Heather Sellers has taught at Hope since 1995. Her memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, released in 2010, gained much national attention and was featured in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and O, the Oprah Magazine, where it was a book of the month pick in November 2010. Sellers has several other books published, including three volumes of poetry, three books on writing, a children’s book, and a short story collection entitled Georgia Under Water, which was a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers selection.
You can find many of their works available in the libraries Featured Collections on the 1st floor. Cho and Sellers will present a reading at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall. In addition, a question-and-answer session with Cho and Sellers will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room on the second floor of DeWitt the same day.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger