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Frostic Reading Series presents ZZ Packer

Nov. 12, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Award-winning short-story writer ZZ Packer, author of "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere," will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Packer's stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Story, The Best American Short Stories 2000 and the anthology, "Twenty-five and Under." Readings of her work have been featured on NPR's "Selected Shorts." Packer is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. A graduate of Yale, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the Writing Seminar at Johns Hopkins University, she has been a Wallace Stegner-Truman Capote fellow at Stanford University, where she is currently a Jones lecturer. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Packer's presentation is the sixth and final reading in the Fall 2003 Gwen Frostic Reading Series, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the WMU Department of English. The Frostic Reading Series opened Sept. 22 with a standing-room-only crowd for Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman.

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on the WMU East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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