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Fiction Reading by Tim Parrish Presented at FSU

Author Tim Parrish will present a reading of his first book of fiction, "Red Stick Men," at Frostburg State University on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Leake Room of the Cordts Physical Education Center. The event is free and open to the public.

"Red Stick Men," a collection of stories set in and around Baton Rouge, La., was described by The New York Times Book Review as "impressive...uniformly original and absorbing." Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer prize-winning author of "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories" added: "Headlong, funny, sharply observed, the stories of 'Red Stick Men' are a joy to read. Tim Parrish is a splendid writer with a remarkable literary future."

Parrish was nominated by Tim O'Brien for Best New American Voices 2002, received a special mention in the Pushcart Prizes and is the recipient of a Connecticut Artists Grant. A professor and director of creative writing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven since 1994, Parrish has been published in numerous periodicals, including New England Review, Crab Orchard Review, Louisiana Literature and Shenandoah.

For more information, contact the FSU Department of English at 301-687-4221. The event is sponsored by the Department of English and The Western Maryland Writers' Workshop.

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

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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