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Oates to read 'The Falls,' Feb. 16

Joyce Carol Oates will read and talk about her work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in 101 McCormick.

Novelist, playwright, poet, critic, essayist and author of more than 100 books, Oates is the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton. Her newest novel, "The Falls," one of the New York Times "Notable Books" of 2004, will be the focus of this reading. The novel is set in Niagara Falls in 1950 to 1978 during the infamous Love Canal controversy.

The reading is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities Council. Admittance will begin at 4:30 p.m. for holders of Princeton ID cards and at 4:50 for the general public. The talk will be simulcast in McCosh 10, where there will be open admission.

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