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Alan Shapiro Will Open River City Writers Series Feb. 13-14
For release: Feb. 1, 2007
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Acclaimed poet Alan Shapiro will be the first guest of the spring River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 14. He will read from his work Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Psychology Auditorium, and on Feb. 14 he will conduct an interview at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 456.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Shapiro is the author of nine volumes of poetry, two memoirs, a work of criticism, and a collection of essays. His most recent books of poetry are Tantalus in Love and Song and Dance. Shapiro’s numerous awards and honors include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and the Los Angeles Times Prize for Poetry. His memoir The Last Happy Occasion was a finalist for the National Book Circle Award. Shapiro teaches at the University of North Carolina.

The River City Writers series is sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Club, Sigma Tau Delta, the Student Activities Council, Academic Enrichment Funds, Public Service Funds, the Hohenberg Foundation, Debra Talbot, and Friends of the University Libraries.

 For more information, call 901-678-4692.

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