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Novelist Victor LaValle gives reading Wednesday

Nov. 9, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Novelist Victor LaValle will read from his work as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

LaValle is author of "Slapboxing with Jesus" (Knopf, 1999), which won the PEN/Open Book Award, and "The Ecstatic" (Crown, 2002), which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award. In 2004 he received a Whiting Writers' Award. He has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

Fall 2007 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Sept. 17, poet William Olsen
Monday, Oct. 1, playwright Rich Orloff
Wednesday, Oct. 10, poet and essayist Lia Purpura
Monday, Oct. 29, novelist Robin Hemley
Wednesday, Nov. 7, poet and essayist Marvin Bell
Wednesday, Nov. 14, novelist Victor LaValle

All readings are 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 Elizabeth Marzoni at elizabeth.s.marzoni@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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