Poetry Reading by Widener University Lifetime Learner and Supporter Set for Wolfgram Library

September 3, 2010

The spring issue of Widener Magazine featured a profile of Leah Greene, a Swarthmore resident who began attending the university after retiring in 1989 from a long and rewarding career as a social worker.  Classes with poet and professor Dr. Ken Pobo ultimately inspired her to write poetry, and eventually she and her husband (the late Dr. Sheldon Greene) endowed a poetry reading room in the Wolfgram Library in Pobo’s honor.

Greene, who continues to write and hone her poetry, soon will be moving to California, but before she goes will read from her poetry at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Drost Room in the Wolfgram Library.  The reading sponsored by Widener’s Creative Writing Department is free and open to the public.

“Leah will read for 20-30 minutes and then hang around to chat,” Pobo said. “It’s a chance to say goodbye and wish her well as she moves to California.  Widener is unimaginable without her!”

Leah Greene and Ken Pobo in the library's poetry reading room



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