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Joyce Maynard Will Open River City Writers Series Oct. 24-25
For release: October 12, 2007
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Joyce Maynard will open the 30th season of the University of Memphis’ River City Writers Series on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24-25.  She will read from her works on October 24 at 7 p.m. at the University Holiday Inn; a reception will precede the reading at 6 p.m.

Maynard will give an interview October 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 403.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Maynard has been a reporter for The New York Times, a magazine journalist, a radio commentator, and a syndicated columnist.  She is also the author of five novels including To Die For. Her best-selling memoir At Home in the World has been translated into 11 languages.

Maynard caught the public’s eye in 1972, when her personal essay, “An Eighteen-Year-Old Looks Back on Life,” was published in The New York Times Magazine.  She runs writing workshops in California and Guatemala and performs regularly with The Moth, a storytelling organization in New York City.  Maynard is also on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writing Program in Maine.

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

For more information, call 901-678-2651.

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