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Novelist Robin Hemley reads Monday in Frostic Series

Oct. 28, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Novelist Robin Hemley will read from his work as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Hemley has published seven books of nonfiction and fiction. His latest, "Invented Eden, The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday" (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003) was an American Library Association's Editor's Choice book for 2003. His other books include the memoir, "Nola: A Memoir Of Faith, Art And Madness" (Graywolf, 1998), which won an Independent Press Book Award for Nonfiction, the novel, "The Last Studebaker" (Graywolf), and the story collections, "The Big Ear" (Blair) and "All You Can Eat" (Atlantic Monthly Press).

Hemley's awards and honors include the Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune, the George Garrett Award for Fiction from Willow Springs, the Hugh J. Luke Award from Prairie Schooner, two Pushcart Prizes, and many others. He is director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Fall 2007 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Sept. 17, poet William Olsen
Monday, Oct. 1, playwright Rich Orloff
Wednesday, Oct. 10, poet and essayist Lia Purpura
Monday, Oct. 29, novelist Robin Hemley
Wednesday, Nov. 7, poet and essayist Marvin Bell
Wednesday, Nov. 14, novelist Victor LaValle

All readings are 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 Elizabeth Marzoni at elizabeth.s.marzoni@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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