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Pushcart Prize-winning author offers reading

Jan. 15, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Pushcart Prize-winning author S. L. Wisenberg visits Western Michigan University for a reading of her works Thursday, Jan. 23, beginning at 8:30 p.m. in room 1301 of Wood Hall.

Wisenberg is the author of a short-story collection, "The Sweetheart Is In" (Northwestern University Press), named a favorite book of 2001 by the Chicago Tribune, and an essay collection, "Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions." Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.

Wisenberg has been awarded fellowships and stipends from the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Ragdale Foundation. She received a Pushcart Prize in 1997. Wisenberg lives in Chicago and is the creative nonfiction editor of "Another Chicago Magazine."

The Spring 2003 Reading Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the WMU Department of English. Future readings in the series are:

Mary Morris
Thursday, Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m.
1301 Wood Hall

Campbell McGrath
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8:30 p.m.
1001 Wood Hall

Claudia Allen
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m.
1301 Wood Hall

New Issues Press Reading
Featuring Myronn Hardy, Sarah Messer and Martha Serpas
Tuesday, March 11, 8:30 p.m.
1301 Wood Hall

Patricia Powell
Thursday, March 20, 8:30 p.m.
1301 Wood Hall

For more information, contact Arnie Johnston, chair of the Department of English at <arnie.johnston@wmich.edu> or call the department office at 269 387-2572.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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