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River City Writers Series Will Close Season With Richard Bausch Nov. 15
For release: Nov. 2, 2005
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The University of Memphis' River City Writers Series will close its fall season with a presentation by Richard Bausch, holder of the Moss Chair of Excellence in the Department of English. He will give a reading of his work Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in the University Center Faulkner Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Bausch is the author of 16 volumes of fiction, including Hello to the Cannibals, The Last Good Time, In the Night Season, The Stories of Richard Bausch, and Wives & Lovers. His short stories have appeared in several prize-winning anthologies, including American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and Pushcart. Among his awards are a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award grant.

Bausch earned a BA degree from George Mason University and an MFA degree from the University of Iowa.

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

For more information, call 901-678-2651 or visit the RCWS Web site at www.memphis.edu/rivercitywriters.

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