Kelly Writers Series Welcomes Shirley Geok-lin Lim October 30
October 11, 2006October 11, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Shirley Geok-lin Lim -- acclaimed poet, novelist and critic -- will present a reading at DePauw University as a guest of the the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series on Monday, October 30. The event, part of ArtsFest at DePauw, will take place in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center beginning at 7:30. The program is free and open to all.
Born in Malacca, Malaysia, Shirley Geok-lin Lim came to the United States as a Fulbright and Wien International Scholar in 1969, and completed her Ph.D. in British and American Literature at Brandeis University in 1973. Her works include her first book of poetry, Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems (1980), which was awarded the Commonwealth Poetry Prize; The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology, which received the 1990 American Book Award; a memoir, Among the White Moon Faces (1996), which received the American Book Award for non-fiction; 2001's Joss and Gold; and Sister Swing, released earlier this year. Lim has taught both in the United States and abroad, and is currently a professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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