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Novelist Bryan Charles is next in Frostic Series

Feb. 21, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Emerging novelist Bryan Charles will read from "Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way," as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Charles's work has appeared in Open City and in the anthology "Before and After: Stories From New York." "Grab On to Me" is his first novel and was published by Harper Perennial in 2006.

Charles is a Michigan native and WMU graduate who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Spring 2007 Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Jan. 24, novelist Joanna Scott
Jan. 31, poet David Rivard
Feb. 28, novelist Bryan Charles
March 28, poet and essayist Lia Purpura
April 4, poet and novelist Richard Katrovas
April 11, "The Art of the One-Act" various playwrights

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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