University Heights, OH-Several John Carroll University faculty members have recently won prestigious awards for their exemplary creative writing talents. They are participating in a poetry and prose performance, “Get Lit”, on the John Carroll University campus, located at 20700 North Park Boulevard in University Heights.

Featured faculty and their published works include:

• George Bilgere, winner of the 2006 May Swenson Award for his book, Haywire

• Paula McLain, recently published author, Stumble, Gorgeous

• Steven Hayward, winner of the 2 006 Premio Grinzane Cavour Prize for Best Emerging Writer

• Philip Metres, author of Instants

• Mary Weems, author

• Sarah Willis, author

“Get Lit”, a performance of poetry and prose, is sponsored by the John Carroll University Department of English and the English Club.

This event is free and open to the public.

For details about this program, please contact Phil Metres at 216.397.4528 or

Posted on January 10, 2007