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Nonfiction writer Martha Sherrill presents reading

March 16, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Martha Sherrill, a Washington Post staff writer and author of the creative nonfiction book "The Buddha From Brooklyn," will present a reading of her work Wednesday, March 28, at Western Michigan University.

Sherrill will read from her work at 8:30 p.m. in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall on the WMU campus. A reception will follow in the lobby of Knauss Hall, and books will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

A staff writer for the Style section of the Washington Post since 1989, Sherrill has covered politics, entertainment and the arts. Her writing has focused primarily on celebrity profiles, ranging from pieces on Clint Eastwood and Bernardo Bertolucci to an award-winning series on Hillary Clinton. She also has written for Vanity Fair and Esquire about such personalities as Don Imus, Steve Martin and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Sherrill lives in Virginia.

For more information, contact Julie Stotz at (616) 373-9212.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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