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Novelist Don Lee opens Frostic Reading Series

Sept. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--"Award-winning novelist Don Lee, associate professor of English at Western Michigan University, opens the fall Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Lee is the author of the recently released novel "Wrack and Ruin" fromW.W. Norton. He is also the author of the novel "Country of Origin," which won an American Book Award, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and a Mixed MediaWatch Image Award for Outstanding Fiction; and the story collection "Yellow," which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Members Choice Award from the Asian AmericanWriters'Workshop.

A new member of the WMU faculty, Lee teaches in the graduate program in creative writing.

Fall 2008 Frostic Reading Series

Thursday, Sept. 25, novelist Don Lee
Thursday, Oct. 9, poet Steve Orlen
Tuesday, Oct. 21, novelists Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Salvatore Scibona
Tuesday, Oct. 28, novelist Arnost Lustig
Thursday, Nov. 13, playwright Erik Ramsey
Thursday, Dec. 11, poets Lisa Fishman and Daneen Wardrop

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, contact Michael Davis at michael.j.davis@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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