David and Ashley Mace HavirdSeptember 21, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) - Poets David and Ashley Mace Havird will be visiting the Belhaven campus on Monday, September 26. They will read some of their published works and share their insight with students from Belhaven's Creative Writing Department.

The Havirds have excelled in their field and have won many awards. David is the author of two collections of poetry: Map Home (2013) and Penelope's Design (2010), which won the 2009 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

Ashley is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length collection, The Garden of the Fugitives, which won the 2013 X.J. Kennedy Prize. Her debut novel, Lightningstruck, won the 2015 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. Both writers have poems anthologized in Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry.

This event, held in the Student Center Theatre, is open to the public and admission is complimentary. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and the reading will begin at 5:15 p.m.

This is just one of the many exciting events from Belhaven's School of the Arts. Check out Arts Ablaze for plays, dance and music concerts, poetry readings, gallery exhibits and more happening this year.