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Kelly Writers Series Welcomes Poet & Essayist J.D. Scrimgeour February 15

February 8, 2007

[UPDATE 2/15: Due to this week's snow storm and the travel difficulties it created, this event has been postponed. It may be rescheduled for later in the spring.]

jd scrimgeour.jpgFebruary 8, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - J.D. Scrimgeour -- essayist, poet, professor of English at Salem State College and a former member of the DePauw University faculty -- will return to the Greencastle campus Thursday, February 15, as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series. Scrimgeour's book, Themes for English B, won the 2005 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) prize for best creative non-fiction work. The author's DePauw appearance, in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

J. D. Scrimgeour Miles.jpgScrimgeour coordinates the creative writing program at Salem State College. His poetry collection, The Last Miles, was published in 2005. His essay, "Living the Outfield," won the Writing Baseball contest sponsored by Creative Nonfiction and appeared in the journal's special issue, "The Anatomy of Baseball."

Scrimgeour's first book was 2000's Spin Moves: A Basketball Memoir, which the Boston Globe described as "basketball as a literary musical, a world that has its own soundtrack (with varied time signatures) as well as its own language."

For more information on the Kelly Writers Series, click here.

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