ASU Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 15



Article Published: Sep. 1, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 6, 2011
ASU Visiting Writers Series begins Sept. 15


Former Associated Press war correspondent Christopher McDougall opens the fall semester Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

The author of "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and The Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" will talk about his book at on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union's Blue Ridge Ballroom. Admission is free.

McDougall is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. His book was selected for the university's summer reading program. In addition to his 7:30 p.m. talk, McDougall will speak at convocation at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in the Holmes Convocation Center. The event is open to the public.

Poet Jeff Daniel Marion is the guest author Tuesday, Sept. 22. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Library and Information Commons lecture hall in Room 114.

Marion is the author of "Ebbing & Flowing Springs," "Letters Home" and "Father." He will present the craft talk "Letterpress Printing and Poetry" on Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union's Table Rock Room.

Fiction writer David Madden will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Plemmons Student Union's Table Rock Room. Madden is the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing for 2011.

He is the author of "The Suicide's Wife," "The New Orleans of Possibility" and "Abducted by Circumstance." A pre-reading reception for Madden will be held in the student union's Multicultural Center from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Novelist and memoirist Robert Goolrick reads from his writing Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union's Table Rock Room. Goolrick is the author of "A Reliable Wife" and "The End of the World As We Know It." He will present the craft talk "Writing Memoir" Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in I.G. Greer Hall Room 224.

Novelist Mary Doria Russell concludes the fall series Nov. 17. The author of "The Sparrow," "A Thread of Grace" and "Doc" will speak Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union's Table Rock Room. Her craft talk, "Writing Historical Fiction," will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Table Rock Room.

For further information on the fall season, call (828) 262-2871 or visit http://www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu. To receive Appalachian's "This Week in the Arts" announcements by email, send a request to arts-events@appstate.edu.

Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. The recommended parking location for evening events is the parking deck on College Street adjacent to Belk Library and Information Commons. For further parking information or a map, visit http://www.parking.appstate.edu or call the Parking and Traffic Office at (828) 262-2878.

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