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Writers Series brings variety of authors to ASU


August 26, 2009

Each year, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University brings writers of exceptional talent and distinction to the ASU campus for lectures and residencies.

This year, the list includes poets, novelists and nonfiction writers, each bringing a distinctive voice to their readings and discussions.

The lineup for 2009-2010 is: Stephen Dobyns, Kimiko Han, Harold Schechter, Francine Prose, Bob Hicok and Charles D'Ambrosio.

Each writer will give a reading, work with ASU faculty and graduate students, and participate in Public Craft, a casual Q&A session in the Piper Writers House where guests can ask questions about the writer’s career, writing styles and inspirations.

The schedule is:

Poet and author Stephen Dobyns –
Wednesday, Sept. 16: 1-2 p.m., Public Craft Q&A, Piper Writers House, Tempe campus

Thursday, Sept. 17: 7:30 p.m., reading and book signing, Pima Auditorium (Room 230), Memorial Union, Tempe campus

Poet Kimiko Hahn and author Harold Schechter –
Wednesday, Oct. 14: noon-1 p.m., Public Craft Q&A with Harold Schechter, Piper Writers House

1:30-2:30 p.m., Public Craft Q&A with Kimiko Hahn, Piper Writers House

7:30 p.m., reading and book signing, Recital Hall School of Music Building, Tempe Campus

 • Novelist Francine Prose – 

Wednesday, March 3: 7 p.m., reading and book signing, Phoenix Art Museum, Whiteman Hall. Public Craft Q&A – TBA.

Poet Bob Hicok –
Thursday, March 11: 7:30 p.m., reading and book signing, Recital Hall, School of Music Building, Tempe Campus. Public Craft Q&A – TBA.

Author Charles D'Ambrosio –
Thursday, March 25: 7:30 p.m., reading and book signing, Pima Auditorium (Room 230), Memorial Union, Tempe campus. Public Craft Q&A – TBA.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, (480) 965-6018 or go to www.asu.edu/piper.