WMU News

Writer-in-residence Naeem Murr is next in reading series

Feb. 13, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic Reading Series presents novelist Naeem Murr, author of "The Genius of the Sea," Thursday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre.

Murr grew up in London and has lived in the United States since his early 20s. His first novel, "The Boy," a New York Times Notable Book, was translated into six languages. Murr is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships for his writing and he has published several prize-winning stories and novellas in literary journals.

Currently serving as a writer-in-residence at WMU, Murr is the fifth author to present a reading in the spring semester schedule of the Frostic Reading Series. The final reading this semester is Monday, March 15, at 8 p.m. and features novelist Eileen Pollack.

All readings are free and open to the public and are 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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