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Feb. 16, 2007

Note: Date change, previously listed as March 2.

Galvin Lectures On Faulkner March 23 As Part Of Writers' Workshop Faculty Series

Poet, memoirist and fiction writer James Galvin, a faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will present a free public lecture on William Faulkner's writing at 4 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Conroy Reading Room of the Schaeffer Library and Archives, the recently dedicated addition to the Dey House.

"I'm going to be talking about poetic rhythms and architecture in Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury'," Galvin said. "It is likely that I will refer to Yeats, Melville, Ruskin and Shakespeare."

The event is part of an ongoing series of Writers' Workshop Faculty Lectures, providing access to the expertise of Writers' Workshop faculty, not only for the UI community but also for the public. The lectures occur roughly monthly throughout the academic year.

Galvin, winner of a 2003 Lannan Foundation Award, has written a number of volumes of poetry, several of which were collected in "Resurrection Update." His most recent poetry collection is "X." He is also the author of "The Meadow," a memoir/history of the terrain and people of a high-mountain meadow in southern Wyoming near his home above Tie Siding, and the novel "Fencing the Sky."

His honors include a Discovery/The Nation award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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