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Contact:
Jonathan Potts
412-268-6094

For immediate release:
February 18, 2003

Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly to Speak at Carnegie Mellon Feb. 21

PITTSBURGH—C. Michael Curtis, senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Adamson Wing, Baker Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, as part of the Adamson Visiting Writer Series.

The event is free and open to the public.

Curtis began work at The Atlantic Monthly in 1963, and his essays, articles, poems and reviews have been appeared in publications including The New Republic, National Review and Sport. He has taught creative writing, ethics and grammar at Harvard, Tufts and Boston University, among others.

As senior editor, Curtis edits virtually all Atlantic fiction, the Letters to the Editor and other pieces. He also screens book-length serial submissions and most unsolicited stories. All told, he reviews about 12,000 manuscripts each year.

The Creative Writing program in the Department of English, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon, runs the series. The writing series is made possible by the generous support of the Pauline B. Adamson Fund.

Next month, Kathleen Lee, author of the short story collection "Travel Among Men" will be the featured speaker. She lives in Pittsburgh and writes for Conde Nast Traveler, and her work has appeared in the 2001 and 2002 editions of "Best American Travel Writing." Her talk is at 8 p.m. March 10.

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