For release: October 2, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis will welcome fiction writer Pam Durban for two events as
it opens its fall 2013 River City Writers Series. Durban will give a reading of her
work Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in the University Center River Room (room 300).
She will conduct an interview with students Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Patterson
Hall, room 448.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Durban is the Doris Betts Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her books include The Tree of Forgetfulness, So Far Back, All Set About with Fever Trees and The Laughing Place.
Her numerous honors include the NEA Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award and the
Lillian Smith Award for Fiction.
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the U of M Department of English, Creative
Writing Club, Student Event Allocation, The Hohenberg Foundation, South Arts and the
National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, contact Cary Holladay, series director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-4405.