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Jaimy Gordon, Herb Scott to give readings at WMU

March 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University creative writing faculty members, fiction writer Jaimy Gordon and poet Herb Scott, will read from their work at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall on the WMU campus.

A reception will follow on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower and books will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. The reading, sponsored by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Gordon, a professor of English, is the author of " Bogeywoman" and "She Drove Without Stopping." The latter, often described as a woman's road novel, was an American Library Association Notable Book for 1990 and won the 1991 Academy-Institute Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Gordon also is the author of a novella, "Circumspections from an Equestrian Statue"; a narrative poem, "The Bend, The Lip, The Kid"; and the underground fantasy classic, "Shamp-of-the-City-Solo." She also worked with Peter Blickle on a 1990 translation from German of novel by Maria Beig called "Lost Weddings." Gordon has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a fellow of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Her short story, "A Night's Work," was chosen for "Best American Short Stories" in 1995.

Herb Scott, also a professor of English, is the author of three books of poetry, "Disguises," "Groceries" and "Durations." He is the co-editor of both "The Third Coast: Contemporary Michigan Poetry" and "Contemporary Michigan Poetry." Currently, Scott is the editor of New Issues Press.

For more information, persons should contact Julie Stotz at (616) 373-9212.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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