Thursday, July 16, 2009

Delbrook Series Opens 9 September at Butler

The 21st annual Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series begins on 9 September with Butler University professor Andy Levy (pictured). His new book, A Brain Wider Than the Sky, earned rave reviews from both Time and Newsweek. He’ll be followed by mystery writer Walter Mosley (15 September), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham (23 September), C.J. Hribal (6 October), Katie Ford (19 October), Michelle Huneven (28 October) and Nick Flynn (11 November).

All events are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. For more information, call 317:940-9861.

Levy's presentation is at 6 p.m. 9 September in Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall on the Butler University campus. The Edna Cooper Chair in English and director of the Writer's Studio at Butler University, Levy’s credits include The Culture and Commerce of the American Short Story, co-author of Creating Fiction: A Writer's Companion, and co-editor of Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology. His book The First Emancipator (Random House) was cited as a “Best of 2005” by the Chicago Tribune, Amazon and Booklist, and received the Slatten Award from the Virginia Historical Society. A Brain Wider Than the Sky, his new book, is about his battles with, and the history of, migraines.

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