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Fiction Writer Fred Leebron Featured in Nov. 7 Visiting Writers Series Event

103102leebron_dl.jpgby Crystal Thompson

BOONE–Fiction writer Fred Leebron will give a reading on Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of Appalachian State University’s Visiting Writers Series.

His 7:30 p.m. presentation will be in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room. Admission is free and open to the public.

Leebron also will present the talk “Inhabiting Point of View” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Linville Falls Room.

Leebron is a creative writing professor at Gettysburg College.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his awards include a Fulbright scholarship, a James Michener Award, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and an O. Henry Award.

His works include “Out West,” “Six Figures” and “In the Middle of All This.”

“Six Figures” has been described as “part suspense story, part psychological novel.” It is the story of a couple with two young children who find themselves unhappy with their humdrum, middle-class life.

Books will be available for sales and signings at the reading.

Parking is available for non-university community members after 5 p.m. in the lot near the intersection of College and Howard streets, behind Whitener Hall, and through the opened gate.

The lot across from the First Presbyterian Church, behind the University Post Office is also suggested.

For daytime guest parking for events before 5 p.m., please call the Traffic Office at (828) 262-2878.

The Fall 2002 Visiting Writers Series is supported by Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of University Advancement, University Bookstore, Office of Multicultural Student Development, The Appalachian Journal, and The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant; and community sponsors The Dover Foundation, The High Country Writers, The Friends of Kathy Fitzpatrick, and Mildred Luckhardt and Robert Moren.

For more information about the Visiting Writers Series contact Susan Weinberg at (828) 262-2871 or call (828) 262-3030.