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Vazquez Memorial Poetry Series Brings Nikky Finney to CF Feb. 11

Jan. 14, 2016 — The Debra Vazquez Memorial Poetry Series brings poet Nikky Finney to the College of Central Florida Thursday, Feb. 11.

Finney will read from her collection at 7 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. A book signing will follow. Tickets are not required and entry is free.

Born in 1957 on the South Carolina coast, Finney’s childhood was marked by the civil rights struggle. She began writing poetry as a young girl and went on to attend Talladega College in Alabama. She is currently a professor at the University of South Carolina.

Finney’s fourth book of poetry, “Head Off & Split,” received the National Book Award.

The Debra Vazquez Memorial Poetry Series honors CF English and creative writing professor Debra Vazquez who died as a result of domestic violence in 2004.

For more information, contact Sandra Cooper at 352-854-2322, ext. 1361, or


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