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Two novelists next in Frostic Reading Series

Oct. 15, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Novelists Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Salvatore Scibona will read from their works at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. The program is part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series and is open to the public free of charge.

Bynum's first novel, Madeleine is Sleeping, was published by Harcourt in 2004, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her short stories have appeared in Triquarterly, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review and in Best American Short Stories. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

Scibona's fiction has been published in The Threepenny Review, Best New American Voices 2004, and "The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize." "The End" is his first book.

Fall 2008 Gwen 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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