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Pulitzer Prize winner Blais to give reading Oct. 28 at Warren Wilson

By: Ben Anderson

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Madeleine Blais, a professor in the journalism program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give a free public reading Oct. 28 at Warren Wilson College. The reading, part of her residency in WWC’s Master Writer in Residence program, begins at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center.

A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Blais won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing while at The Miami Herald, one of several large newspapers for which she has written. Her books include “In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle,” a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in nonfiction. ESPN named the work one of the top 100 sports books of the 20th century.

Blais’ weeklong residency at Warren Wilson is sponsored by the college’s undergraduate creative writing program. For more information, contact Catherine Reid at 828-771-2017 or creid@warren-wilson.edu.

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