Second Annual Whittier College Writers Festival

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Second Annual Whittier College Writers Festival  

WHITTIER, CA (SEPTEMBER 13, 2006) – Maxine Hong Kingston, Gerald Stern, Frank X. Gaspar, and Christopher Buckley will be among the scribes showcased at the Second Annual Whittier College Writers Festival October 2-4. 

Readings from memoirs, poems, and novels will be followed by question and answer sessions with the writers. All events take place in the Founders Room at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. at the college. $6. $10 for a two-day pass. $15 for a three-day pass.  (562) 907-4203 

Schedule: 

Monday, Oct. 2

Christopher Buckley, author of No Way to Treat a First Lady and Thank You for Smoking, and Emily Rapp, author of the forthcoming memoir, Poster Child, will read from 5 to 6 p.m.  

Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Woman Warrior and editor of Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, will give a talk from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Award-winning poets Stuart Dischell and Frank Gaspar will read from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Poet Gerald Stern, author of Everything is Burning: Poems reads from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Poets Maurya Simon and Mike the Poet will read from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Musician Oni Buchanan will read poetry and perform works on the piano from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. 
 

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