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Novelist John Dufresne offers reading Thursday

Jan. 19, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Novelist John Dufresne will read from his work Thursday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Dufresne is the author of three novels, including his most recent, "Deep in the Shade of Paradise;" a story collection, "The Way That Water Enters Stone;" and a guide to creative writing, "The Lie That Tells A Truth." His novel "Louisiana Power & Light" was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, as was his second novel, "Love Warps the Mind a Little." Dufresne teaches at Florida International University and lives in Dania Beach with his wife and son.

Dufresne's presentation at WMU is part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Four additional readings are scheduled for spring semester.

Steve Feffer, playwright
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m.

Major Jackson, poet
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Naeem Murr, novelist
Thursday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Eileen Pollack, novelist
Monday, March 15, 8 p.m.

All readings are free and open to the public and will be held in the Little Theatre at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series is sponsored by the WMU Department of English and University Roadhouse. For more information about the Frostic Reading Series, contact English department Chair Arnie Johnston at <arnie.johnston@wmich.edu>.

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

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