Lynn Powell to Speak at April 24 CLP Session

April 17, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Author Lynn Powell will be the featured speaker at the Continued Learning Program session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on the University of Mount Union’s campus. Powell will discuss her book, Framing Innocence:  A Mother’s Photographs, A Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response.

Framing Innocence is winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Award from The New Press. Powell has also written two award-winning books of poetry, Old & New Testaments and The Zones of Paradise. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, Powell’s poetry has been included in numerous anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Everyday and the most recent edition of The Norton Introduction to Literature. A native of East Tennessee, she has lived with her family in Oberlin, Ohio, since 1990.

Following her presentation, Powell will be available for book signing in the East Room. Books will also be available for purchase.

Those attending the Continued Learning Program sessions are welcome to stay for lunch in the Kresge Dinning Commons ($6.50) or B&B Café (a la carte) following the session. 

The Continued Learning Program sessions, which are all free and open to the public, include a variety of presentations and current perspectives as well as time for questions and discussion.

For more information, contact Harry Paidas, interim director of the Ralph Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union, at (330) 823-5993 or

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