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Fall Writers Reading Series continues with fiction, poetry

October 5, 2007

George Singleton, a fiction writer from Pickens County, S.C., will read from his works at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in Tribble Hall’s Ammons Lounge.  Singleton teaches writing at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.  His short stories have appeared in such national magazines and anthologies as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Oxford, Zoetrope, The Southern Review, Shenandoah and “New Stories of the South.”  His books include “Work Shirts for Madmen,” Drowning in Gruel” and “Why Dogs Chase Cars: Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood.”

Stanley Plumly, one of the most influential American poets of the last 25 years, will read from his new book of poems, “Old Heart,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.  Plumly is a professor of English at the University of Maryland, and his work has been honored with the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award.  “Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000” received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.  Following the readings, the authors will be available to sign copies of their books.

Both events are part of the fall 2007 Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, sponsored by the English department.  All readings in the series are free and open to the public.  For more information, call (336) 758-5383.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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