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Fiction Writer Clint McCown to Speak

The Frostburg State University Department of English and the Western Maryland Writers' Workshop will present a fiction reading by author Clint McCown on Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the FSU Lane University Center’s Room 140-141. The event is free and open to the public.

McCown’s work has been described as “wickedly funny,” with memorable, offbeat characters. He has twice won the American Fiction Prize, and his novel, “The Member-Guest” (Doubleday, 1995), received the Society of Midland Authors Award, as well as nominations for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Another novel, “War Memorials” (Graywolf Press 2000, Houghton Mifflin 2002), also received Pulitzer and National Book Award nominations. In addition, he has published two volumes of poems, “Sidetracks” (1977) and “Wind Over Water” (1984). In 1978 he received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence for his writings on organized crime and election fraud. Several of his plays have been produced. His stories, poems and essays have appeared widely. He is a former screenwriter for Warner Bros., and a former actor with the National Shakespeare Company. He has just completed another novel entitled “The Weatherman.”

A book-signing will follow the reading. For more information contact Brad Barkley, FSU English professor, at 301-687-3092.

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 State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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