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February 22, 2002

Author Carolyn See to Read at UW-RF

Celebrated novelist Carolyn See will give an address and reading in the Breezeway of Chalmer Davee Library at UW-River Falls, on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m.

The author of nine works of fiction and non-fiction, See has been awarded the prestigious Robert Kirsch Body of Work Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction. She currently is at work on a new novel.

Her most recent novel, "The Handyman," drew rave reviews. Other novels include "Rhine Maidens," "Making History," and "Golden Days."

Her non-fiction work includes "Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America," a memoir in which See describes drug and alcohol abuse in her family.

See teaches literature at UCLA, writes book reviews for the Washington Post and writes profiles for the New York Times Magazine. She also has served on the boards of PEN Center USA and the National Book Critics Circle.

See's appearance in River Falls is part of the University's reading series that in the past has brought to campus prominent writers including William Stafford, James Dickey, Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Faith Sullivan, Lorna Landvik, Jon Hassler and Bill Holm.

The Student Reading Series is headed by English Associate Professor Jenny Brantley. It began in the fall of 1996 with readings by student writers, then expanded to include other writers. Now, 40 to 100 people attend readings by authors, faculty and students. Typically, six readings are done each semester.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brantley at 715/425-3537.

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