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Arkansas Review presents poetry reading, fiction reading, on two dates in April

April 4, 2008 - Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies is prouDr. Ed Madden will present a poetry reading Monday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in the programs area, third floor , Dean B. Ellis Library.d to host two upcoming readings on the ASU campus. Both events are free and open to the public and will take place on the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library.

The first reading features poet Ed Madden, and will take place on Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Dr. Madden grew up in nearby Newport and now teaches at the University of South Carolina. A prolific scholar as well as a poet, he is the author of the award-winning collection of poetry, “Signals,” which has just been published by the University of South Carolina Press. He received his BA from Harding University and his PhD in literature from the University of Texas, Austin.

On Monday
, April 14, at 3 p.m., novelist and short story writer GeorGeorge Singleton, novelist and short story writer, will present a reading Monday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the performance area, third floor, Dean B. Ellis Singleton will read. Singleton is widely considered to be the best comic writer of his generation. He has published more than a hundred stories and six books: “These People Are Us,” “The Half-Mammals of Dixie,” “Why Dogs Chase Cars: Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood,” “Novel,” “Drowning in Gruel,” and his recent novel, “Work Shirts for Madmen.” Mr. Singleton teaches fiction writing and editing at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Singleton earned a degree in philosophy from Furman University in 1980 and earned an MFA form the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

To access the programs and exhibits area of the library, take the stairs or elevator across from the library's Circula
tion Desk to the third floor and exit directly to the exhibit and programs area.

Both readings are sponsored by Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. For further information, contact Dr. Tom Williams, Department of English and Philosophy, at (870) 972-3674 or e-mail




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