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Feb. 26: Hope Maxwell Snyder is this year's Nora Roberts Writer-in-Residence

FREDERICK, Md.—A versatile author who writes in a number of genres will give a reading from her work Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in the College's Whitaker Campus Center.

Hope Maxwell Snyder, this year's Nora Roberts Writer-in-Residence, is guest teaching in the English and Foreign Languages and Literatures departments at Hood this semester. The three creative writing courses she will visit include an introductory poetry workshop, an advanced fiction workshop and a Spanish language workshop.

Her poetry has appeared in a number of professional journals and in two anthologies. She is also the author of a play, The Backroom; a novel, Orange Wine; a book of poetry and photographs, Strings of Broken Hearts; and two books of poetry, Chains and The Houdini Chronicles. She is the founder of Somondo Press and the founder and director of the Sotto Voce Poetry Festival in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The Bogatá, Colombia, native earned a master's degree in Spanish literature from The George Washington University, a second master's degree in Spanish and Latin American literature from The Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Spanish medieval literature from the University of Manchester in England.

The Nora Roberts Writer-in-Residence program is made possible in part by The Nora Roberts Foundation, which established an endowed fund to support a writer-in-residence.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Knapp, assistant professor of English, at knapp@hood.edu.