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Jonathan Potts
412-268-6094

For immediate release:
August 8, 2005

Novelist Kate Christensen Opens Carnegie Mellon's 2005-06 Adamson Visiting Writers Series, Oct. 27

PITTSBURGH—Novelist Kate Christensen will kick off the 2005-06 Adamson Visiting Writers Series at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. Christensen, a resident of Brooklyn, is the author of "In the Drink," "Jeremy Thrane" and most recently "The Epicure's Lament." The event is free and open to the public.

All speakers will appear at 8 p.m. in the Adamson Wing and all writer series events are free and open to the public. The other writers scheduled to speak this year are:

Nov. 16, Ted Kooser—Kooser is the U.S. poet laureate and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for "Delights and Shadows." His collection "Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison" was published in 2000 by the Carnegie Mellon University Press.

March 29, Diane Gilliam Fisher, Larry Smith and Lolita Hernandez—Fisher's collections of poetry include "Recipe for Blackberry Cake" and "One of Everything." Smith, professor emeritus at Firelands College of Bowling Green University, is a poet, fiction writer, reviewer and editor. His most recent book is "Milldust and Roses: Memoirs." He is director of Bottom Dog Press. Hernandez spent 32 years as an automaker, including 20 at the Cadillac Clark Street Plant in Detroit. Her most recent book is "Autopsy from an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant."

The Adamson Visiting Writers Series is run by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon. The series is made possible by the generous support of the Pauline B. Adamson Fund.

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