St. Francis to host acclaimed author and poet

Tina Panariello will speak at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on March 3. Photo courtesy of St. Francis College

Brooklyn BookBeat: Programs Highlight Women Entrepreneurs and Poets

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Emphasizing the importance of women entrepreneurs, the St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship and the Women's Studies Program are coming together to bring a series of successful women to campus to teach others about overcoming obstacles and building a solid business.

The first speaker will be author Tina Panariello, author of “Polished: Filing Away at Life's Truths.” Panariello is a nail artist, shop owner and motivational speaker. She will speak at St. Francis College’s Founders Hall (180 Remsen St.) on March 3 at 12:20 p.m.

"Statistics show there are more women entrepreneurs than men in the marketplace," said Athena Devlin, Co-Director of the Women's Studies Program. "It's important to create and support programs like this to emphasize how vital economic independence is to women."

The talk is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the SFC Department of Athletics.

Daisy Fried will speak at St. Francis College on March 5. Photo by Pierce Backes

On Wednesday, March 5, the Women's Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College will host the Women's Poetry Initiative's Spring Reading with poet Daisy Fried.  Fried will be reading from her new collection, “Women's Poetry: Poems and Advice.”

Daisy Fried is the author of three books of poetry. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, she reviews poetry books for the New York Times and elsewhere, and teaches in Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers.

The reading begins at 4:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at St. Francis College, and will be followed by a small reception.

February 28, 2014 - 8:30am



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