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Fiction writer Kellie Wells next in Frostic Readings

March 11, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Short story author Kellie Wells will read from her work at 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University as part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Kellie Wells is the author of a collection of short fiction, "Compression Scars," 2001 winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, and a novel, "Skin," published by the University of Nebraska Press, in the Flyover Fiction Series, edited by Ron Hansen. Her work has appeared in various literary journals, including the Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Gettysburg Review and Prairie Schooner. In 2002, she received a Rona Jaffe Prize and "Compression Scars" was awarded the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writer's Award in fiction.

Wells is a writer in residence in the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Spring 2008 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Feb. 18, poet Carl Phillips
Thursday, Feb. 21, poets David Keplinger and Heather Sellers
Monday, Feb. 25, playwright Lisa Kron at Epic Center Theatre*
Monday, March 17, novelist Kellie Wells
Thursday, April 17, novelist Paula Nangle and poet and essayist John Rybicki

*Due to a schedule conflict, the date and location of Lisa Kron's reading was changed to Monday, Feb. 25, at the Epic Center Theatre, 359 S.Kalamazoo Mall.

All other 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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