Contact: Lynn Stewart,
Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 868-1067
Elizabeth Spencer Returns to Centenary for Literary Study Series in Conjunction
with Celebration of Women Week
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Noted author Elizabeth
Spencer will be at Centenary during Celebration of Women Week to kick off
the spring Literary Study Series and talk about her life and works during
a noon luncheon Tuesday, March 5 in Centenary's South Dining Hall.
The luncheon and the series, which
are sponsored by the Centenary Muses, are open to the public as well as
Centenary students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $8.50 for the luncheon
and $35 for the study series.
This visit is Ms. Spencer's third
to Centenary. In the Spring of 1997, she visited the campus as the recipient
of the seventh annual John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence.
In Spring 1998, she also kicked off the Literary Study Series. Ms. Spencer's
awards include the Rosenthal Award and the Award of Merit for the Short
Story from the American Academy of Arts, and the John Dos Passos Award
In addition to her nine novels, including
The Light in the Piazza, and collections of short stories, Ms. Spencer
has recently published The Southern Woman, a collection of her best
short fiction and six new stories written in recent years. The study series,
discussing Spencer's The Southern Woman and her literary friendship
with Eudora Welty, will be taught by Centenary professors Jeff Hendricks,
David Havird, Katherine Fell, Jennifer Strange and George Newtown. The
series will begin on Tuesday, March 12, and continue for four more Tuesdays
in Room 304 in Jackson Hall. Attendees can choose from 11:15 or 5:15
p.m. sessions. Refreshments will be served in Room 302 prior to the start
of each session.
Checks for the luncheon ($8.50) or
study series ($35), or both, should be made payable to Centenary College
and sent no later than March 1 to Catherine Fraser, Centenary Office of
Annual Giving, 2910 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104.
For more information, contact Ms.
Fraser at 318-869-5599.
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