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Poet Mark Jarman Will Open River City Writers Series Sept. 21-22
For release: Sept. 13, 2005
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The University of Memphis' River City Writers Series will open its fall season with a visit by poet Mark Jarman Sept. 21-22. All events are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Jarman will read from his works in the University Center Faulkner Lounge. Books will be available for signing and sale.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 11:30 a.m. he will hold an interview with students in Patterson Hall, Room 456. At 3 p.m. Thursday, he will conduct a writing workshop in Patterson Hall, Room 403.

Jarman is a poet and professor of English at Vanderbilt University. His nine collections of poetry include To the Green Man, Unholy Sonnets and Questions for Ecclesiastes. He has received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award for Poetry as well as a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.

A native of Kentucky, Jarman is a graduate of the University of California-Santa Cruz and 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 http://www.memphis.edu/rivercitywriters.

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