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DATE: October 2, 2009 11:45:10 AM PDT
Noted author Evelyn C. White to give reading at WWU Oct. 7

Contact: Brenda Miller, WWU associate professor of English, (360) 650-3242 or brenda.miller@wwu.edu.

BELLINGHAM—Noted author Evelyn C. White, whose 2004 biography “Alice Walker: A Life” won high praise for its treatment of the first black female Pulitzer Prize winner, will give a lecture and reading at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Viking Union Room 565 on the Western Washington University campus.

Her scheduled talk is titled “The Universe Provides: Musings on Alice Walker, Abundance, and the Art of Biography.”

A former reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle, White has had her articles, essays and reviews published in numerous magazines and newspapers throughout the country. She is the author of the book “Chain Chain Change: For Black Women in Abusive Relationships” and edited “The Black Women’s Health Book: Speaking For Ourselves.” She also is co-author of the photography book “The African Americans.”

White is a 1985 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was honored for her master’s thesis titled “The Racial Development of Blind Black Children.”

White lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, and is working on a photo narrative book about the African-American heritage of this rural, sheep-farming community.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsors for the event include the WWU English Department, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Women’s Studies, the Center for Canadian-American Studies and the Cold Beverage Fund.

For more information, contact Brenda Miller, an associate professor in the English Department at WWU, at (360) 650-3242 or brenda.miller@wwu.edu.

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