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September 13, 2011

Authors, poets and more to share literary works at free English department events

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University's department of English will host a variety of guest authors and faculty lectures during September and October.

All events are free and open to the public. They include:

* Susan Campbell Bartoletti, children's and young adult author, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Author of the 2011 William Allen White Award Winner "The Boy Who Dared," Bartoletti has written several nonfiction books for teens and tweens, including "Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow" and "They Called Themselves the KKK." The event is co-sponsored with the Manhattan Public Library and Claflin Books and Copies.

* Ander Monson, poet and lyric essayist, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the K-State Student Union Little Theater. Monson' s collection "Neck Deep and Other Predicaments: Essays" released in 2007, was the winner of the 2006 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. His work has been published in Ploughshares, The Believer, Ninth Letter, Boston Review, Quarterly West, "Best American Essays 2008" and "The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2."

* Panel Discussion on "150 Years of Tall Tales, Heroes and Outright Lies," 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Manhattan Public Library. Featuring a variety of specialists, this panel will discuss the men and women who strode across the imaginations and histories of the people of Kansas. The panel is co-sponsored with the Kansas Humanities Council, the Manhattan Public Library and the Riley County Historical Museum.

* Lecture by K-State' s Naomi Wood, associate professor of English, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Room 212 at the union. Wood will present "Of the Devil' s Party?: C.S. Lewis, Heterodoxy and the Sign."

* K-State' s Abby Knoblauch, assistant professor of English, on "Body of Knowledge: Definitions and Delineations of Embodied Writing in the Academy," at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Room 213 at the union.

* Reading by Manuel Munoz, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the union's Little Theater. Recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, Munoz's work has appeared in several publications, including the New York Times, Glimmer Train, Epoch, Eleven Eleven and Boston Review. Pieces of his work have also aired on National Public Radio's "Selected Shorts."