For release: March 12, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
The University of Memphis' River City Writers Series will welcome writers Joshua Prager,
Christine Kenneally, and Stacy Sullivan for two events March 27-28. They will read
from their work on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Galloway Mansion, 1822 Overton
Park Avenue. A reception will precede that event at 6 p.m.
On Friday, March 28, the three writers will participate in a panel discussion at 10:30
a.m. in Room 456 of Patterson Hall on the U of M campus.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Prager, a New Yorker, grew up in New Jersey and studied music theory at Columbia College.
He is a senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal and the author of The Echoing
Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and The Shot Heard Round the
Sullivan is the author of Be Not Afraid, For You Have Sons in America: How a Brooklyn
Roofer Helped Lure the U.S. into the Kosovo War and producer of a related documentary.
She covered the war in Bosnia for Newsweek magazine, and her articles have appeared
in such publications as The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. Sullivan
is now an adviser on counterterrorism for Human Rights Watch.
Kenneally is a freelance journalist and author who has written for The New Yorker,
The New York Times, and other publications. Her book The First Word: The Search for
the Origins of Language was published in 2007. Before freelancing, Kenneally earned
a Ph.D. degree in linguistics from Cambridge University.
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the U of M 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 901-678-4692.