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FSU's Children's Literature Centre to Present Author Priscilla Cummings

The Children's Literature Centre at Frostburg State University will present author Priscilla Cummings as its Spring Author on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Dunkle Hall, room 218. Her appearance is free and open to the public.

Cummings is known for her books featuring characters from the Chesapeake Bay. A former newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, Cummings lives in Annapolis with her husband and two children. She grew up on a dairy farm in Western Massachusetts and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English literature. Her first book "Chadwick the Crab" was published in 1986. A later book, "Autumn Journey," was selected as the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book in 1999-2000.

During her FSU presentation, she will discuss "Chadwick the Crab," "Autumn Journey," "Chadwick Forever," "Meet Chadwick and his Chesapeake Bay Friends" and "Toulouse, the Story of a Canada Goose."

For more information, contact the Children's Literature Centre at (301) 687-4294 or visit the Web site at

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, (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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