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Author Lee Upton to Give Reading and Book Signing at Centenary

09/25/2013, 09:33 AM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Author Lee Upton will be speaking at Centenary College at 4 p.m. on October 24, 2013 in the Front Parlours of Centenary College.  This is the first event in the Fall 2013 Centenary Reading Series, funded in part by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.  It is free and open to the public.

Upton will have three of her books available for purchase and will be reading from her works.  She will also conduct a question-and-answer session.  At 5:30 p.m., she will conduct a writing workshop, also in the Front Parlours.  Individuals who are interested in the workshop must pre-register.

Upton has written five books of poetry and four books of literary criticism.  In addition she has written a novella, The Guide to the Flying Island; a collection of essays about writing, Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition Boredom Purity & Secrecy; and a forthcoming collection of short stories, The Tao of Humiliation (BOA Editions 2014).  She teaches at Lafayette College, where she is the writer-in-residence.

“I am pleased that Lee Upton will be headlining our Fall 2013 Reading Series,” says Dr. Chris Adamo, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the English Department at Centenary College.  “It is a great opportunity for our students to learn from her expertise, as well as members of the community.  I look forward to her event next month.”

For more information or to register for the workshop, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2021 or e-mail adamoc@centenarycollege.edu.  Accommodations and services for this event may be arranged by contacting Dr. Adamo.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. 

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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