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Annual Una Writers Series To Be Held March 15 And 16

Feb. 05, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama will host three nationally known writers for its annual Writers Series March 15 and 16. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2010 Writers Series will kick off at 7 p.m. March 15 in the GUC Performance Center with a reading by Lorraine Lopez. Lopez is the author of "Call Me Henri," a book for young adults, and "Homicide Survivors Picnic," a collection of short stories. A native of New Mexico, she teaches in the creative writing program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Jim Murphy, of the University of Montevallo, will kick off the March 16 activities with a poetry reading at 10 a.m. in the GUC Banquet Hall A. Murphy is the author of "Heaven Overland," a collection of poetry. The series will wrap up with a reading by Dr. Michael Knight, director of the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His reading will begin at 11 a.m. March 16 in the GUC Banquet Hall A. Knight, a native of Mobile, won the 1996 Playboy College Fiction Contest and the New Writing Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 1999. His books include "Dogfight and Other Stories," "Divining Rod," "Goodnight," "Nobody" and "The Holiday Season." For more information on the 2010 UNA Writers Series, contact Pam Kingsbury of the UNA English department at 256-765-4890 or pjkingsbury@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/