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Novelist, poet to read from their work, April 6

Novelist Richard Bausch and poet Alan Shapiro will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. They will be introduced by C.K. Williams, lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing Program.

Bausch is the author of several critically-acclaimed novels and volumes of stories, including "The Last Good Time," "Hello to the Cannibals" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." The Heritage Professor of Writing at George Mason University, he is the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, the Best American Short Story Prize and the PEN/Malamud Award .

Shapiro's works include: "Song and Dance: Poems," winner of the Roanoke Chowan Award; "Happy Hour," winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "Mixed Company," winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

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