For Immediate Release — February 13, 2004

SUNY GENESEO LITERARY FORUM

ANNOUNCES SPRING SCHEDULE

Three Authors to Visit Campus, Give Readings

GENESEO, N.Y. – The SUNY Geneseo Literary Forum has announced that three authors will visit the Geneseo campus this semester, and their presentations will be free and open to the public. According to Associate Professor of English Rachel Hall, three outstanding authors will participate in the Forum: non-fiction writer Faulkner Fox, editor and author Liz Rosenberg, and novelist Leslie Pietrzyk.

On March 3, Faulkner Fox will speak at 7 p.m. in the Sturges Auditorium. Fox’s book of creative non-fiction titled Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life, or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child, examines feminism and motherhood.

On March 18, Liz Rosenberg, director of the Creative Writing Program at SUNY Binghamton, will deliver a reading at 7 p.m. in the Brodie Gallery. She edited Roots and Flowers, an anthology of poetry on family. She is the author of These Happy Eyes, a book of prose poems from Mammoth Press; Heart and Soul, a novel; Monster Mama and The Carousel (picture books), and many others.

On April 6, Leslie Pietryzyk, the author of Pears on a Willow Tree, a novel about four generations of Polish-American women, will speak in the Brodie Gallery at 7 p.m. Pietryzyk is also author of the forthcoming A Year and a Day. Her short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, and she has stories published in two new anthologies. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she has won a number of writing awards.

These events are sponsored by the SUNY Geneseo Literary Forum with funding by Poets and Writers Inc. through a grant received from The New York State Council on the Arts, and by the English department and the Geneseo Foundation.

For more information on these events, contact Rachel Hall at (585) 245-5273.

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