The Olean Public Library is host to a poetry reading by Margaret Randall, activist and author of more than 70 books, at 7:30 p.m. today.
She will read from her new book of poems, "Hunger's Table: Women, Food and Politics," and other works, which focus on women and women's experiences in the United States and Latin America.
In 1990 she received the first Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett grant for writers victimized by political persecution and in 1989 she was given the Mencken Freedom at Risk Award for an essay. Her works have been published in seven languages.
The program, free to the public, is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.