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Page 12-The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition -Thursday, September 6, 1990
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arolyn Pajor

Writers reading
from their works
not a rare event

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W hat beats a good book? Two
things: a mellifluous voice reading
the good book and hearing the
rhythm and cadence of the words
glide out as the author intended.
Such treats are not rare in the
English Department at the
University of Michigan, as they host
many readings during the year
(sometimes twice a week) given by
the authors themselves.

Last year the University
welcomed, among many others,
writers Tim O'Brien (Going After
Cacciato), Ethan Canin (Emperor
of the Air), and William Kennedy
(Ironweed), and poets Adrienne
Rich, Robert Haas and Gwendolyn
Brooks (the latter coming in for the
four day Robert Hayden Festival).
Next year the University welcomes
back Sharon Dilworth, winner of the
Iowa Short Fiction Award for her
first book, The Long White, poet
Grace Paley and writer Lee Smith.
Readings are usually at Rackham and
Weantyou!
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seats fill up quickly. A complete
listing will be available in the fall in
the Hopwood Room (1006 Angell
Hall, 764-6296) or the English
Department (seventh floor, Mason
Hall, 764-6330).
For hopeful writers and poets
alike, part of the excitement lies in
seeing real authors at the podium,
some as nervous and idiosyncratic as
anyone in the audience, and realizing
that many mistakes happen before
anything magical hits the page. And
who doesn't imagine themselves as
one day being the object of Professor
Delbanco's graceful, eloquent and
always erudite introduction? But the
readings are not just for aspiring
wordsmiths alone, they're for anyone
who can imagine the capricious,
stirring and sometimes shivering
effect of the spoken word.

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