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Authors to discuss their "Writing About the Sense of Place"

November 13, 2009

Tom Roznowski and Scott Russell Sanders, an internationally acclaimed essayist and novelist, will host an open discussion Friday at the Indiana State University Cunningham Memorial Library. Their topic will be "Writing about the Sense of Place."

Roznowski has just published a new book, "An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927." Sanders' latest book is entitled "A Conservationist Manifesto." Local residents, students, and faculty are encouraged to attend. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Library's Events Area, and light refreshments will follow.

The authors will also give an evening presentation, "Two Gentlemen from Indiana Consider the Meaning of Home," at the Clabber Girl Museum beginning at 7:30 p.m. Copies of their books will be available for purchase with a reception after the presentation.

The sponsors of these events related to folklore, local history, and a sense of place are the Joseph S. Schick Lectures in Language, Literature, and Lexicography; the Hoosier Folklore Society; Traditional Arts Indiana; the Indiana State University departments of English and of history; the Indiana State University Cunningham Memorial Library; Indiana University and the Brown County Library.

Both events are free and open to the public. They are funded by the Joseph S. Schick Lectures in Languages, Literature, and Lexicography.

Contact: Nan McEntire, professor of English, Indiana State University Department of English, at