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Liesel Litzenburger concludes Frostic readings

Dec. 4, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Novelist and essayist Liesel Litzenburger concludes the fall Gwen Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University with a Wednesday, Dec. 6, reading of her work beginning at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Litzenburger's stories and essays have appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has written for the Detroit Free Press and the Chicago Tribune. She has taught writing at several colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, New College and the Interlochen Arts Academy, and is the recipient of awards and residences from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. Litzenburger lives in Michigan.

Litzenburger's first novel, "The Widower," was published earlier this year. She is expected to read from "Now You Love Me," a new collection of fiction short stories.

Fall 2006 Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Sept. 20, poet Malena Morling
Oct. 4, novelist Geoffrey Becker
Oct. 18, essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate
Nov. 8, poet Li-Young Lee
Nov. 29, novelist and playwright Len Jenkin
Dec. 6, novelist and essayist Liesel Litzenburger

All readings are Wednesdays 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 about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Dr. Arnie Johnston, chair of the Department of English, at arnie.johnston@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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