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Ed McClanahan to visit WKU for Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

The 16th annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing at WKU will feature a reading by author Ed McClanahan.

Ed McClanahan

The Oct. 21 event will begin at 2 p.m. in room 125 of Cherry Hall. It is free and open to the public and will also include the announcement of the student fiction award winners. A reception and book signing will follow.

McClanahan, of Lexington, is a Brooksville, Ky., native and graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and the University of Kentucky. He has taught English and creative writing at Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Montana, the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University. His books include The Natural Man, Famous People I Have Known, A Congress Of Wonders, and My Vita, If You Will. His latest book is I Just Hitched In From The Coast: The Ed Mcclanahan Reader, a collection of 14 stories.

The title story of A Congress Of Wonders was made into a prize-winning short film in 1993, and in 1994 McClanahan was the subject of an hour-long documentary on Kentucky Educational Television. His work has appeared in many magazines, including ESQUIRE, ROLLING STONE, and PLAYBOY, and twice won Playboy’s Best Non-Fiction awards. He has also been awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, two Yaddo Fellowships and an Al Smith Fellowship.

Contact: Mary Ellen Miller, (270) 745-5721.

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