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Dr. Okla Elliott Memorial Blood Drive being held Oct. 3
Posted 09/26/2017 12:03PM
Okla Elliott, Ph.D.

The Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society at Misericordia University is hosting the Dr. Okla Elliott Memorial Blood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The blood drive, being held collaboratively with the Lifesource Blood Center, honors the memory of the late Okla Elliott, Ph.D., a well-respected faculty member in the Department of English, and a noted poet and author, who passed away in March.

Dr. Elliott joined the faculty at Misericordia University in 2015. A prolific writer, his work appeared in a variety of national and international literary magazines, journals and newspapers, including "Cincinnati Review," "Harvard Review," "Indiana Review," "The Literary Review," "New York Quarterly," and "Prairie Schooner." In addition, he authored several works of fiction and nonfiction, including "From the Crooked Timber," "The Cartographer's Ink," "The Doors You Mark Are Your Own," "New Poetry from the Midwest," "Blackbirds in September," "Bernie Sanders: The Essential Guide," and "Pope Francis: The Essential Guide." A co-founder and editor of New American Press and MAYDAY Magazine, he created the platforms to encourage and cultivate the talent of new and established writers.

Although appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. For additional information or to make an appointment to donate blood, please call Christine Slacktish at (570) 674-1219 or email her at

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