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Novelist coming to the Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. - Novelist and poet Alan Michael Parker is the featured reader at the St. Andrews Writers' Forum Thursday.

Parker is the author of two novels, Cry Uncle and Whale Man, and six collections of poems, including the forthcoming Long Division.

He has received two Pushcart Prizes. The Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America among other honors.

His poetry has appeared in more than 50 journals, including the American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The New Republic and The Paris Review. Some of his work will appear in the forthcoming Best American Poetry, 2011. His essays and reviews have been published in the New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker, among others.

Parker has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, and the Corporation of Yaddo. He holds degrees from Washington and Columbia Universities. He teaches at Davison College, where he is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing. He also teaches in the Queens University of Charlotte low residency MFA program.

Free and open to the public, the Writers' Forum begins at 8 p.m. in Orange Main Lounge.

For more information about the Writers' Forum, creative writing at St. Andrews or the St. Andrews College Press, call 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

About St. Andrews

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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