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Poet Gretna Wilkinson to Give Reading at CCC on Nov. 20


Camden County College’s Dead Poets Society will present poet Gretna Wilkinson as she gives a reading on Nov. 20.


The event will take place in Civic Hall, which is located inside the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township. Refreshments and social time will be available starting at 6:30 p.m., with the reading beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Wilkinson was born and raised in Guyana and began her career as a missionary teacher in her home country’s jungles. She also worked with inner-city children to help them find their voices and speak their truth.

After coming to the United States, she attended Upsala College and then earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Drew University. After spending more than a decade as an English professor at County College of Morris, she now runs the creative writing program for Red Bank Regional High School’s arts academy.

Wilkinson’s works focus on love, women’s issues, human suffering and children’s happiness as well as on political and social matters and Guyanese culture. She has published five volumes of poetry, and her poems have been recognized with various honors.

For additional information about Wilkinson’s appearance at Camden County College, email

Published: November 19, 2012