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February 6, 2002

AWARD-WINNING LOCAL NOVELIST TO DISCUSS 9-11 NARRATIVES

LA CROSSE, Wis.-- Winona novelist Emilio DeGrazia will be on the Viterbo University Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27, to talk about his craft and to discuss internal and artistic narratives in the wake of Sept. 11.

While on campus, De Grazia's presentations include:

  • "The Art and Craft of Fiction," at 2:10 p.m. in the Brophy Nursing Center room 122. During this talk, he will also read excerpts from his book of short stories, Seventeen Grams of Soul.
  • "9-11:  Terror and Pity," at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. A reception and book signing follows.

Emilio DeGrazia is the author of two novels: Canticle for Bread and Stones and Billy Brazil, and the short story collections Enemy Country and Seventeen Grams of Soul.  His work has earned the Minnesota Voices Award and the Minnesota Book Award.  DeGrazia lives with his wife and children in Winona, Minn., where he is a professor of English at Winona State University.

This event is sponsored by Viterbo University's literary magazine, Touchstone, and the Viterbo University Student Government Association.  For more information contact Bill Stobb at 608-796-3486 or westobb@viterbo.edu.

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