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Lynette Seator

Born: 1929 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Seator was born in Chicago and lived in Illinois most of her life.

Biography: Lynette Seator lived in Jacksonville, Illinois from 1967 until 2003 when she moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her home until the end of her life. Dr. Seator was professor of Modern Languages at Illinois College from 1967 to 1989 and Professor Emeritus from 1988 until her death. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Illinois in 1972, completing her course work and dissertation while her husband attended law school and they raised four children. Dr. Seator was recognized for her scholarly publications, innovative academic programs, inspired teaching and humane concerns. She established programs committed to the inclusion and education of women and minority students and received several grants to support her work, including two from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Seator traveled widely in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, took groups of students on international trips and organized international symposia. She published the proceedings of one symposium in ''Changing Lives of Russian Women: Conversations and Contentions'' (1998). Dr. Seator published individual poems in various journals and published two volumes of poetry, ''After the Light'' and ''Behind the Wall Poems''. She conducted poetry workshops in two Illinois correctional institutions and edited two volumes of poetry written by inmates, ''Hear Me Out: Poems from Prison'' and ''Speaking through the Bars: Poems by Women''.

  • Writer of the Year in Poetry, Lincoln Library (Springfield, IL) 1996

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Lynette Seator on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  After the light :
ISBN: 0890023174 OCLC: 27439314

Northwoods Press, Thomaston, Me. : 1992.

Behind the wall poems /
ISBN: 0773430938 OCLC: 40682288

Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston N.Y. : ©1999.