Russell Banks to Visit SNHU Campus for Public Reading -- Aug. 6

Monday, July 17, 2006
SNHU Communications Office


Contact: Gregg Mazzola                                                                     
Director of Communications                                                                      
Southern New Hampshire University                                                       

(603) 629-4649                                                                                                                


Russell Banks to Visit SNHU for Public Reading and Book Signing

Manchester, N.H. (July 17, 2006) – Novelist and screenwriter Russell Banks will host a public reading and book signing at Southern New Hampshire University on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in Robert Frost Hall’s Walker Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

A prolific writer of fiction, his titles include The Darling, Searching for Survivors, Family Life, Hamilton Stark, The New World, The Book of Jamaica, Trailer Park, The Relation of My Imprisonment, Continental Drift, Success Stories, Affliction, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, and The Angel On The Roof, a collection of short stories. His forthcoming book, The Reserve, will be published in fall 2007; it is set in the Adirondacks in 1936-37, at the height of the Great Depression.

Banks is also scheduled to serve as the first visiting writer to SNHU’s new low-residency Master’s in Fine Arts program, which begins this summer.

In addition, a screening of Banks’ award-winning film, based on his novel The Sweet Hereafter, will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. The screening is free and open to the public.

Banks’ visit is sponsored by SNHU’s M.F.A in fiction and nonfiction and the New Hampshire Writers Project, the only statewide literary organization for writers of all levels and genres.

Please contact Gregg Mazzola at 603.629.4649 or for additional information.

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