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Poet Gilliam to lead creative writing session

OLEAN -- Poet Jimmie Gilliam will lead a free creative writing workshop in Olean Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a brown bag lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. reading from her work. To register, call the library at 372-0200.

Gilliam, author of three poetry collections, taught English and creative writing at Erie Community College City Campus from 1971 to 1995 and has organized many poetry and community-based writing classes through Just Buffalo, a literary arts organization.

Gilliam has performed and read her work both locally and nationally. She is the author of three collections of poetry -- "The Rhyme and Roar of Revolution," "Ain't No Bears Out Tonight" and "Pieces of Bread."

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