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Author, Alumnus Richard North Patterson Gives PA/LS Lecture

September 27, 2001

[ Richard North Patterson Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Thursday, Oct. 4, best-selling author Richard North Patterson will speak at Ohio Wesleyan University as part of the school's Performing Arts/Lecture Series (PA/LS). Patterson, whose novels include Protect and Defend, Dark Lady, No Safe Place, Silent Witness, The Final Judgment, Eyes of a Child, and Degree of Guilt, will discuss the political and literary aspects of his work. The event will be held at 8 p.m. in OWU's Gray Chapel Auditorium.

Patterson graduated in 1968 from Ohio Wesleyan, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a 1971 graduate Case Western University's School of Law, and is a member of the law school's National Advisory Committee. He has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio; a trial attorney for the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco; and was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate Special Prosecutor. Patterson practiced law for 22 years before retiring to concentrate on writing.

Patterson studied fiction writing with Jesse Ford at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His first novel, The Lasko Tangent, won an Edgar Allen Poe Award in 1979.

Single tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $4 for students ages 6 to 18. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 740-368-3185.