CCM Division and Champlain Publishing Host Renowned Poet and Novelist Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio at Champlain College

"An Evening with Kim Addonizio: Poetry & Memoir," will take place at Champlain College's Alumni Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. The talk is presented by the Division of Communication and Creative Media Speaker Series and the Champlain College Publishing Initiative.  Called "one of our nation's most provocative and edgy poets," Addonizio will read from her latest books, "Mortal Trash: Poems and Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life."

The author of six poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, Addonizio has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundations, two Pushcart Prizes, and other honors. She also plays blues harmonica and has two word/music CDs: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing, and My Black Angel.

"An Evening with Kim Addonizio: Poetry & Memoir" is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Kim Addonizio, visit her website at

The Champlain College Publishing Initiative equips students with relevant, useful skills and knowledge that they can apply to future careers in all forms of media. Since its founding in 2009, students have had the opportunity to be actively involved in all stages of the publishing process. They've worked on dozens of print and digital publishing projects, learning skills like editing, graphic and website design, marketing/PR, event planning, social media management, and public speaking. For more, contact Kim MacQueen.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit