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Author reading and discussion coming up at Coastal

October 17, 2005

Leslie Heyood, author of Pretty Good for a Girl, will appear for a discussion of "Sports, Gender and Poetry" at Coastal Carolina University on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in Wall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Pretty Good for a Girl is Heywoods disturbing sports memoir about being a former Arizona high-school track and cross-country star who soars to first place in races but spirals downward in areas of life skills. She also wrote Bodymakers: A Cultural Anatomy of Bodybuilding and Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture. Heywood co-authored Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon and co-edited Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism.

The reading is part of The Words to Say It series. Copies of her books will be available for sale and signing after the reading.