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Author of "Still Pitching" offers reading Tuesday

Oct. 22, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- An author who draws inspiration from a deep love of America's pastime will appear at Western Michigan University Tuesday, Oct. 28, as part of this fall's Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Michael Steinberg's love of baseball led to his latest book, "Still Pitching." His reading is at 8 p.m. in room 1021 of Brown Hall. A reception will follow on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower.

Steinberg is the author and editor of five books and a stage play. He is also the editor of the literary journal, "Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction." His essays and memoirs have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have been cited in The Best American Essays and The Best American Sports Writing. He is the recipient of the Missouri Review Editor's Prize and the Roberts Writing Award, among others. His memoir, "Still Pitching" was published in September by the University of Michigan Press. Steinberg teaches in the Stonecoast creative writing M.F.A. program of the University of Southern Maine.

Steinberg's presentation is the fourth in the Fall 2003 Gwen Frostic Reading Series, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the WMU Department of English. The Frostic Reading Series opened Sept. 22 with a standing-room-only crowd for Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman. Other upcoming readings in the fall series are:

Novelist Tracy Kidder, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

Short story author Z.Z. Packer, Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.

Readings by Kidder and Packer are in the Little Theatre, located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on the WMU East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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