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Faculty and staff lead Reading Together events

Jan. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Faculty and staff at Western Michigan University will speak on U.S. foreign policy and humanitarian involvement in Latin America and Central America during the 20th century, as well as lead a discussion on Hispanic culture and community as part of events for Kalamazoo's Reading Together Series.

Friday, Jan. 25, beginning at noon, WMU geography instructor Stephen Cameron and Dr. Michael Millar, WMU assistant professor of Spanish, will speak at a free and open event at the Central branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library. They will focus on events in Nicaragua as they are portrayed in Barbara Kingsolver's novel, "Animal Dreams," selected this year by the library for local group-reading and public discussion. For more information about this event, contact Lisa Williams at (269) 553-7913.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., a discussion of "Animal Dreams" will be held in Stewart Tower next to Waldo Library at WMU. Miranda Howard, WMU visional resources librarian, and James Dexheimer, coordinator of rare books and fast cataloging for the University, will lead the discussion on the novel that includes themes centering on family, caring for aging loved ones, community, the environment and Hispanic culture. The free and open event is sponsored by WMU University Libraries. For more information about this event, contact Miranda Howard at miranda.howard@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4113.

Learn more about Reading Together at www.readingtogether.us.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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