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Higher Education
Lamar University
News Release
Monday, February 13, 2012

Texas authors, poet laureate visit LU campus today-Wednesday

Authors in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry from across the state are on the Lamar University campus this week for Lamar’s Literary Festival Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 13-15. All readings will be held in the Elvis Mason room in the John Gray Center and are open to the public without charge. 

            The schedule of events for the festival, which begins this afternoon, is as follows: 

           
            Monday:      4 p.m., Intro to LU Press by Jim Sanderson, Jerry Bradley and Jerry Craven;
                                7 p.m., readings by Terry Dalrymple and Chris Ellery

           
            Tuesday:      7 p.m., readings by R.S. Gwynn and Gretchen Johnson

           

            Wednesday: 4 p.m., readings by Andrew Geyer and David Kuhne

                                 7 p.m., readings by Palmer Hall and Jan Seale

In addition to showcasing the works of Lamar faculty and regional authors published through Ink Brush Press, the event celebrates the launch of Lamar University Press.  Seale, the 2012 Texas poet laureate, and Lamar instructor Johnson will read from their short-story collections, both of which mark the first publications of Lamar University Press. 

Writers will also visit various English classes on campus throughout the festival. Books will be available for purchase at the readings.

The Office of the Provost and the Department of English and Modern Languages sponsors Lamar’s Literary Festival.  More information about Ink Brush Press can be found at www.inkbrushpress.com.  The John Gray Center is at 855 Jim Gilligan Way in Beaumont.




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