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Poet Li-Young Lee is next in Frostic Readings

Nov. 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Poet Li-Young Lee is next in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University with a Wednesday, Nov. 8, reading of his work beginning at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are free of charge and open to the public.

Lee attended the universities of Pittsburgh and Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport. He has taught at several universities, including Northwestern and the University of Iowa. He is the author of "Book of My Nights" (2001); "The City in Which I Love You" (1991), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and "Rose" (1986), which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award; as well as a memoir titled "The Winged Seed: A Remembrance" (1995), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Lee's honors also include a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their two sons.

Fall 2006 Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Sept. 20, poet Malena Morling
Oct. 4, novelist Geoffrey Becker
Oct. 18, essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate
Nov. 8, poet Li-Young Lee
Nov. 29, novelist and playwright Len Jenkin
Dec. 6, novelist and essayist Liesel Litzenburger

All readings are Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, which is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

For more information about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Dr. Arnie Johnston, chair of the Department of English, at arnie.johnston@wmich.edu. To be added to the mailing list for reading series announcements, write to Becky Beech at rebecca.beech@wmich.edu and include your complete name and postal address.

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

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