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Linguist and Bible translator speaks at Kanley

Jan. 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Master storyteller Marilyn Laszlo, a linguist and Bible translator who lived in the jungles of New Guinea for 24 years, will share her stories at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Kanley Chapel at Western Michigan University. Both talks are open to the public free of charge.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:30 p.m.

During her afternoon lecture, Laszlo will speak about her experiences taking the unwritten language of the Sepik Iwam people of New Guinea and creating an alphabet and reading primers, and teaching the people to read and write.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

At her evening talk, Laszlo will share the transformations she witnessed among the Sepik Iwam people after they received the words of "Papa God's Book"--the Bible--in their own language.

Chocolate Extravaganza
Friday, Feb. 5, 7 to 10 p.m.
Second Reformed Church
2323 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo

Laszlo will also be the keynote speaker at the third annual Chocolate Extravaganza, a semi-formal dessert banquet for women only. Tickets for the banquet are $3 per person and can be reserved by contacting Katrina Schreuder at katrinark@yahoo.com.

International Student Fellowship, a WMU registered student organization, is sponsoring Laszlo's talks and the Chocolate Extravaganza.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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