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Frank X Walker to open 2013-14 Writers Read series

Frank X Walker, a multidisciplinary artist and Al Smith Fellowship recipient, will open the 2013-14 “Writers Read Author series,” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. As founder of the Affrilachian Poets, Walker is editor of: ...More

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Writers Read Author Discusses Leaving the Amish

Saloma Miller Furlong always liked the way Burlington, Vt., looked in her school history books. So, when she decided to leave her Ohio Amish community at the age of 20, that’s where she headed. When she got there, she felt like a new person. “I got my dream job as a waitress at Pizza Hut,” she said in the PBS documentary “The Amish,” from which ...More

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Upcoming Writers Read Author Left Amish for Freedom and Education

What would cause you to leave your faith? Saloma Miller Furlong, an author who grew up in and left an Amish community in Ohio, will be the last “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” guest of the year on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel. Furlong will read fro ...More

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Writers Read Jan. 31: Katie Fallon Writes Gently on Her Environmental Passions

Katie Fallon, an outdoor enthusiast and bird lover who authored Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), kicks off the spring “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Campus Center room 105. Reserve tickets ...More

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Writers Read Author To Take Participants “Back Home”

Joy Jordan-Lake, a national Christy Award recipient for first novel, Blue Hole Back Home: A Novel, (David C. Cook, 2008), will read from her works during the second event in the “Writers Read Dinner and Author series,” Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m., in the west dining room in Northlawn at Eastern Mennonite University. Reserve tickets online at ...More

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Make a Splash With the Arts

At EMU, a Christian university like no other, students are learning to use art for social transformation, service within their community, to deepen their faith, and more. Theater As a theater student, you’ll act, direct and design productions, exploring your gifts and getting hands-on experience while ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Journeyer to Open First Writers Read

Casey Clabough, author of memoir The Warrior’s Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route, a book about his travels through the Shenandoah Valley, will be the speaker at the opening event of the 2012-13 “Writers Read Dinner and Author” series on Thursday, Sept. 20. Clabough will read from his works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in room 105 of the Campus Center a ...More

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Writers Read Hosts Award Winning Author

The last Writers Read Dinner and Author series of the year will feature Lee Peterson, a nationally recognized and award-winning author, Thursday, Feb. 23. Peterson will read from her works following dinner at 5:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at Eastern Mennonite University. Several of the author’s books will be available for purc ...More

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Spaces Filling Up for Writers Read

Spaces are filling up for the Thursday, Jan. 26, Writers Read dinner and author series at Eastern Mennonite University. Renown poet and author, Diane Gillam Fisher, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel. ...More

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Activist, Artist to Speak at Writer’s Read

The language and literature department at EMU will hold its second Writers Read program of the year Thursday, Oct. 13. Renown author and artist Sehba Sarwar, will read from her works following the dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary ...More