Alumna Poet Lynne Thompson ‘72 to Speak at Scripps

CLAREMONT, California – February 21, 2008

Poet Lynne Thompson, Scripps alumna class of ’72, will present her 2007 Perugia Press prize-winning work, Beg No Pardon, at noon on February 26 in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

During her years at Scripps, Thompson served as the student council president and, upon graduation, was the recipient of the Annual Alumnae Award for service to the College. She is a former Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence and former president of the Scripps Alumnae Association. Thompson earned her J.D. at Southwestern School of Law and is currently the manager of employee relations at UCLA. Her poetry has been published in several literary magazines, including Rattle, Louisiana Literature, The Yalobusha Review, and Pearl. Her collection, Beg No Pardon,is about the formation of identity in an Afro-Caribbean world.

For more information, call (909) 607-9372.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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