Valerie Wetlaufer, a Lambda Literary Foundation award-winning author, will hold a poetry reading at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus on Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. as part of Campus Pride Week. The reading will be held in Lamkin Hall. The event is co-hosted by the Campus Writing and Campus Pride clubs.

“We’re excited to have an award-winning author on our campus,” said Samantha Levy Arnold, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Ivy Tech. “This is a great opportunity for the Bloomington literary community to get together.”

Wetlaufer ( is a poet, editor, birth doula, and teacher. She is the editor of Adrienne: a Poetry Journal of Queer Women, and author of three chapbooks. Her first book, Mysterious Acts by My People, won the Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Lesbian poetry. Her second book, Call Me by My Other Name, was released on March 15, 2016.

She holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Florida State University, an M.A. in Teaching and a B.A. in French from Bennington College.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.