Award-Winning Writer to Share Excerpts of Her Latest Work

Angela Pelster-Wiebe to present free-public reading on Sept. 23 at The College of Wooster

14 September, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio —Angela Pelster-Wiebe, recipient of this year’s Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for creative non-fiction, will share excerpts of her award-winning work, Limber, in a public reading on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at The College of Wooster. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 in the Tower Room (305) of Kauke Hall (400 E. University St.).

Described as “beautiful, deeply thoughtful, and wholly original,” Limber asks what it means to sustain life on this planet. The essay collection “charts the world's history through its trees: through roots in the ground, rings across wood, and inevitable decay. These sharp and tender essays move from Pelster-Wiebe's childhood in rural Canada, surrounded by skinny poplar trees in her backyard, to a desert in Niger, where the ‘Loneliest Tree in the World’ once grew.”

Pelster-Wiebe's essays have appeared in Granta, the Gettysburg Review, Seneca Review, the Globe and Mail, Relief Magazine, and a number of other publications. Her children's novel The Curious Adventures of India Sophia won the Golden Eagle Children's Choice award in 2006. She received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and her M.F.A. from the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa. She taught creative writing at Towson University in Maryland, is now an assistant professor in creative nonfiction at Hamline University in Minnesota.

Pelster-Wiebe’s reading is sponsored by the English Department’s Donaldson Fund. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.