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N.C. novelist Michael Parker to host reading at CCU

April 3, 2007

North Carolina author Michael Parker will give a reading from his work on Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Wall Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. The event, part of Coastal's "Words to Say It" visiting writers series, is free and open to the public.

Parker is the author of "Hello Down There," a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; "The Geographical Cure," winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Award; "Towns Without Rivers"; and "Virginia Lovers." His most recent novel is "If You Want Me to Stay."

Parker's work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Oxford American, Five Points, and has been anthologized in "The O. Henry Prize Stories," "The Pushcart Prize" and "New Stories from the South."

Currently, Parker is a professor in the Master of Fine Arts writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

For additional information, contact Dan Albergotti at (843) 349-2420.