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NOV. 11, 2005-- Readings by University of Wisconsin-River Falls student writers and authors are scheduled for fall semester through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Reading Series. The second reading is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the breezeway of the Chalmer Davee Library. Admission is free.

The series is an opportunity for all UW-RF students to read original poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction to fellow students, faculty, staff and community members. Guest poets and writers are also invited to read once a semester.

"The readings are a good opportunity to hear and to connect with students' intellectual life without being in the classroom," said English Professor Jennifer Brantley.

The series began in fall 1996 as a way for students and faculty of all disciplines to share their creative talents in an open forum. Typical readings are from 15 minutes to a half-hour in length to an audience from 30 to 100 people, says Brantley. A sign-up sheet is posted outside of the student lounge on the second floor of KFA for people interested in reading original poetry, prose or creative nonfiction.

Readings are open to the community. An open mike follows the student readings, allowing others to read or discuss works. The reading series is currently organized by students. All advertising, promotion and announcements are created and sent out by students. Brantley advises the group.

On Feb. 23, 2006, award winner and the author of many novels including "Blood Hollow" and "Iron Lake," William Kent Krueger, will be visiting.  

Direct all inquiries to either Lindsey Decker at or English Professor Jenny Brantley at .


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