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03/09/2011
Author Joyce Carol Oates to Read and Discuss Her Writing at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WHAT: Joyce Carol Oates, novelist, poet, writer of short stories, takes the stage at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. Following a reading of her work and a question/answer session, there will be an author reception and book signing.
WHY:

Oates' appearance is part of the Spring 2011 Cultural Affairs program.

WHO: Open to Hudson Valley students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public, free of charge.
WHERE:

The Bulmer Telecommunications Center, main campus, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2011
DETAILS:

Pulitzer Prize finalist, winner of the National Book Award, and New York Times Bestseller List author, Joyce Carol Oates has been a prolific writer since the early 1960s. Among her numerous works are "We Were the Mulvaneys," "The Gravedigger's Daughter," "Dear Husband," "High Lonesome," and most recently "Sourland" and "Give Me Your Heart". Her work, which has elements of her working-class upbringing in much of it, is often compared to that of Edgar Allen Poe. Oates currently is a professor in the creative writing department at Princeton University.