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Canadian novelist Barbara Gowdy present readings

March 29, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Canadian novelist Barbara Gowdy will present a reading of her work at Western Michigan University at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall.

A reception will follow, and books by Gowdy will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. Sponsored by the WMU Department of English, the reading is free and open to the public.

Gowdy is the author of six novels: "The Rabbit and the Hare," "Through the Green Valley," "Falling Angels," "We So Seldom Look on Love," "Mister Sandman," and "The White Bone." She is also the author of "Intimacy," a 1996 short film commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. She is the recipient of the Torgi and Marian Engel awards and her work has appeared in the North American Review, Best American Short Stories, Quarry, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Story and Cosmopolitan.

Gowdy lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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

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