Barnesville native and current Maryland state poet laureate will be giving a poetry reading at on Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m. at Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Rd. in Barnesville.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, so RSVPs are appreciated. Please call 740-425-3655 or e-mail mainoffice@olneyfriends.org to reserve your space.

Born in Barnesville in 1939, Stanley Plumly is a graduate of Wilmington College and Ohio University. He is currently the poet laureate for the state of Maryland and a professor of English and director of the University of Maryland, College Park's creative writing program. Plumly is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including In the Outer Dark (1970), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, and Out-of-the-Body Travel (1978), nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent collection, Against Sunset, was published by W.W.Norton in 2016.