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Novelist/Essayist Ann Hood to Read at FSU
10/09/2007

Frostburg State University and the Center for Creative Writing will welcome novelist/essayist Ann Hood for a reading on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the FSU Lane University Center Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall.

This reading is free and open to the public. The former TWA flight attendant turned highly successful author will read from her new book “The Knitting Circle.” The book is based on Hood’s own real-life experience of losing her daughter to sudden illness.

Needing a cathartic outlet during a very troubled time in her life, Hood says, “I learned how to knit. Knitting, I believe, saved my life. But it also introduced me to a new world of yarn and colors and texture and of people. I slowly learned that knitting had rescued other women too. Bad marriages, illness, addiction—knitting gave comfort and even hope through life’s trials.”

Hood is the author of eight novels. She has won a Pushcart Prize, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award and the Paul Bowles Prize for short fiction.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of English at (301)-687-4221, or the Center for Creative Writing at (301)-687-4024. 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.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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