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Frostic Readings presents author Len Jenkins

Nov. 22, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Len Jenkins is next in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University with a Wednesday, Nov. 29, reading of his work beginning at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Novels by Jenkins include "N Judah," "New Jerusalem" and "The Secret Life of Billy's Unicle Myron." His stage works have been produced throughout the United States, as well as in England, Germany, France, Denmark and Japan. They include "Dark Ride," "Pilgrims of the Night," "Careless Love," "My Uncle Sam," "Limbo Tales," "The Dream Express" and "Like I Say." Films by Jenkins include "Blame It On the Night," "Welcome to Oblivion" and "American Notes."

Winner of three OBIE awards for directing and playwriting, Jenkins has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, a nomination for an EMMY Award and four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He holds a doctorate in american literature from Columbia University and is a professor in the Dramatic Writing Department of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Fall 2006 Gwen Frostic Reading Series

Sept. 20, poet Malena Morling
Oct. 4, novelist Geoffrey Becker
Oct. 18, essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate
Nov. 8, poet Li-Young Lee
Nov. 29, novelist and playwright Len Jenkin
Dec. 6, novelist and essayist Liesel Litzenburger

All readings are Wednesdays 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 Dr. Arnie Johnston, chair of the Department of English, at arnie.johnston@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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