Sandy Marchetti read selections from her original works for an audience of students, alumni and community members at Keikhofer Hall. She graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry). Her debut full-length collection of poems – titled “Confluence” – will be published in 2014 by Gold Wake Press. An illustrated press edition of her essays and poetry titled “A Detail in the Landscape” is also forthcoming from Eating Dog Press. She recently took second prize in Prick of the Spindle’s 2014 Poetry Open Competition and previously was named winner of the Midwest Writing Center’s 2011 Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest for her volume “The Canopy.” At North Central College she received the 2007 Outstanding Major in Writing Award. Marchetti teaches and tutors writing at Aurora University.