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Upcoming Writers Series Events at Ohio Wesleyan University

September 4, 2008

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of English has announced its Fall Writers Series, which includes campus visits from fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as poets. All of the events are free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 – As part of the annual Carpenter Lecture Series and the Sagan National Colloquium, non-fiction writer Bill McKibben will present in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. An American environmentalist who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering, McKibbon has authored numerous books including “Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.”

Noon Sept. 25 – Fiction writer Robert Flanagan will present in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Flanagan is the author of novels and story collections including “Maggot” and “Naked to Naked Goes.” He was formerly the director of creative writing at Ohio Wesleyan University, but now writes full time.

4 p.m. Oct. 7 – Maggie Smith, a poet based in Columbus, Ohio, will present in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Smith is the author of “Lamp of the Body,” winner of the 2003 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, and “Nesting Dolls,” winner of the 2004 Pudding House National Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Noon and 4 p.m. Oct. 29 – David Slavitt will take part in an informal discussion (noon) and a reading (4 p.m.) in the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. A poet, translator, novelist, critic, and journalist, Slavitt is the author of more than 70 works of fiction, poetry, and poetry and drama in translation.

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