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Author, FSU Professor Barbara Hurd to Deliver Elkins Lecture at FSU
11/04/2002

Frostburg State University's Department of English announces the first in a series of three lectures by Barbara Hurd, holder of the 2002-2003 University System of Maryland's Wilson H. Elkins Professorship. Titled "Turning Facts into Truth: Writing Essays about the Natural World," the lecture will be presented on Monday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. in Dunkle Hall 219 on the FSU campus.

Riffing off of Thoreau's warning to "not underrate the value of a fact; it will one day flower into a truth," Hurd will discuss the differences between facts and truths and how to turn one into the other so that an essay might matter to a reader. Dr. Hurd teaches creative writing at FSU and is the author of Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and a book on caves titled Entering the Stone, which Houghton Mifflin will publish in 2003.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of English at 301-687-4221.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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