LFCC’s Luray-Page County Center to Host Poetry Reading

For Immediate Release:
April 8, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

LURAY, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s Luray-Page County Center will be hosting a poetry reading by poet Barbara Crooker on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Center, located at 334 North Hawksbill St., Luray. The event is free and open to the public.

Barbara Crooker is the author of more than 625 poems that are published in more than 1,925 anthologies, books and magazines. In addition to being published, Crooker’s work has been heard over the airwaves: Garrison Keillor has read 15 of her poems on “The Writer’s Almanac” on National Public Radio.

“This is a good opportunity for students and the community to mingle with and to hear a well-known poet. Luray is a community that supports the arts, and this is an extension of our support,” said Judy Suddith, manager of the Luray-Page County Center.

For more information, interested individuals may contact the Center at 540-843-0722.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.