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Creative Nonfiction Writer J.D. Scrimgeour, Former DePauw Professor, Returns Tuesday

April 14, 2007

jd scrimgeour.jpgApril 14, 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 Tuesday, April 17, 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.

Scrimgeour was originally scheduled to appear February 15, but the visit was postponed because of the heavy snow that blanketed the Midwest that week.

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.