Award-winning author to visit IU East for reading

March 25th, 2010

Scott Russell Sanders will visit IU East on Thursday, April 8, for a reading from his most recent book, A Conservationist Manifesto. The reading starts at 6:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

A Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, Sanders has written 20 books including novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction. His memoir, A Private History of Awe (2006), was nominated by the publisher for a Pulitzer Prize.  His latest book, A Conservationist Manifesto (2009), envisions a shift from a culture based on consumption to one based on caretaking.

Sanders has won the AWP Creative Nonfiction Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Lannan Literary Award, the Indiana Humanities Award, and the Mark Twain Award. His books will be on sale in the Campus Bookstore, and he will conduct a book signing following the reading.

For more information, contact TJ Rivard, professor of English, at (765) 973-8243 or e-mail trivard@iue.edu.

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