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BYU English Department Reading Series lists guests for October, November

Authors Anne Perry, Dean Hughes among those featured

With a repertoire of more than 80 published books, popular LDS author Dean Hughes will participate in the on-going Brigham Young University Reading Series when he reads with BYU students in October.

Authors from around the world will come during the months of October and November to read to and be with students every Friday at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. The readings are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

The schedule will be as follows:

Oct. 1 - Morri Creech, recipient of the 2000 Kent State University Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize; 1999 Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship; 1997 Ruth Lilly Fellowship for Young Poets; and a 1998 Pushcart Prize nomination. He is assistant professor in the Department of Languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.

Oct. 8 - John Talbot, author of a volume of poems, some of which have appeared in major national journals such as "Poetry," "The Southern Review," "The Iowa Review" and "The Formalist." He received his doctorate in classics at Boston University and publishes scholarly articles on Greek, Latin and English literature.

Oct. 15 - Anne Perry, author of many novels including "Southampton Row," "The Whitechapel Conspiracy," "A Funeral in Blue" and "Slaves and Obsession." A resident of Scotland, Perry began writing mysteries when her step-father suggested to her who the infamous Jack the Ripper might have been.

Oct. 22 - Popular area author Dean Hughes.

Oct. 29 - Ales Debeljak, a native of Slovenia who published five books of poems and eight books of essays in Slovenia. He received his doctorate in social thought at Syracuse University and is a recipient of the Slovenian National Book Award and the Miriam Lindberg Israel Poetry for Peace Prize.

Nov. 5 - Chris Crowe, BYU professor and recipient off the 2003 Children's Book Award from the International Reading Association, the 2003 Jefferson Cup Award and the 2002 Award in Novel from the Association for Mormon Letters.

Nov. 19 - Lance Larsen, author of two poetry collections that appeared in Paris Review, Kenyon Review, New York Review of Books, Threepenny Review, Southern Review and in American Poetry: Next Generation. He teaches at BYU and in 2003 won the Writers at Work fellowship in nonfiction and in 2004 the Pushcart Prize in poetry.

A short reception with light refreshments will follow each reading. For more information about the reading series, contact Liz Liljenquist at el39@email.byu.edu.

Writer: Devin Knighton

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