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Renowned Authors to Give Free Readings at LIU Brooklyn this Fall

Diverse writers include Paolo Javier, Irina Reyn, Elizabeth Nunez, Kamala Nair, Martha Witt & Glenville Lovell


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

EventBrooklyn, N.Y. – Several noted authors from diverse backgrounds will read from their works at LIU Brooklyn this fall, as part of the English Department’s multicultural “Voices of the Rainbow” series. The readings are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, noon, Health Sciences (HS) 121 - Paolo Javier & Irina Reyn
Paolo Javier, the current Queens Borough Poet Laureate, has written four chapbooks and three poetry collections, including “The Feeling is Actual.” Irina Reyn, born in Moscow, is the author of “What Happened to Anna K.” Publishers Weekly described it as a worthy remake [of Anna Karenina] set among early 21st-century Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York City.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, noon, HS 119 - Elizabeth Nunez & Kamala Nair
Elizabeth Nunez, a native of Trinidad, has published eight novels, including “Bruised Hibiscus” (winner of an American Book Award), “Anna In-Between,” “Prospero’s Daughter,” and her most recent, “Boundaries” (a New York Times’ Editors’ Choice). Kamala Nair was born in London and grew up in the United States. Her debut novel, “The Girl in the Garden,” has been described as “lovely” and “lush. Set in the southern tip of India, the story is part fairy-tale and part coming-of-age novel.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m, HS 121 - Martha Witt & Glenville Lovell
Martha Witt’s novel, “Broken as Things Are,” is set in North Carolina, the author’s home state. The novel has been described by Library Journal as “a much-touted debut about a young girl’s close relationship with her autistic and ultimately violently jealous brother.” Glenville Lovell, born in Barbados, is the author of several prizewinning plays, the literary novels, “Song of Night” and “Fire in the Canes,” and two murder mysteries “Too Beautiful to Die” and “Love and Death in Brooklyn.”

The “Voices of the Rainbow” series is funded by the Office of Provost. For more information, call Louis Parascandola at 718-488-1109.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/17/2012

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