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Wofford Writers Series presents Rebecca McClanahan

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Wofford Writers Series will welcome author Rebecca McClanahan to campus Tuesday, Feb. 27. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Teaching Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

McClanahan is the author of eight books, most recently “The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings” (University of Georgia Press, 2002), and poems, essays and stories. She is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize in fiction, the Wood Prize from “Poetry” magazine, and the Carter Prize for an essay from “Shenandoah.” Her work appears in “The Best American Essays 2001,” “The Best American Poetry 1998,” and has been aired on National Public Radio’s “The Sound of Writing.”

McClanahan received her Ph.D. and M.A.T. from the University of South Carolina, and the B.A. from California State University. She lives in New York City.

The Writers Series has been an important resource for the Wofford literary community since 1984. Since then it has brought to campus four or five writers each year, ranging from the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney to promising and important regional writers such as George Singleton and Ron Rash, all of whom read from their work and meet informally with students, faculty and guests.