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Literary critic Art Winslow speaks Thursday

Jan. 14, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Literary critic and editor Art Winslow speaks Thursday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University. Winslow's presentation is part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.

Winslow's essays appear frequently in the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Newsday. He spent 16 years as an editor of The Nation, holding posts as both its literary editor and executive editor. He has served as president of the National Book Critics Circle, a nominator and evaluator for foundation writing awards, and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, evaluating the country's literary magazines. He lives in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State.

Winslow is the 2004-05 writer-in-residence in the WMU Department of English.

Other readings in the Spring 2005 Gwen Frostic Reading Series:

Wednesday, Feb. 2, novelist Kathryn Davis

Wednesday, Feb. 23, playwright OyamO

Tuesday, March 8, poets Hugh Seidman and David Dodd Lee

Wednesday, March 16, novelist Diane Williams

All readings begin at 8 p.m. and are 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>.

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

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