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Author Charles Baxter to Give Reading at Pomona College

Fiction writer Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love (2000) and, most recently, Saul and Patsy (2004), will give a reading and discuss his work at Pomona College on Thursday, March 9 as part of the Pomona College English Literary Series.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ena Thompson Reading Room in Crookshank Hall (Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Pomona College Department of English at (909) 607-2212.

Known as a “writer’s writer,” Baxter is the author of four novels, four short story collections, three collections of poetry, and a collection of essays on fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received numerous awards for his work, including the Award for Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997. His Feast of Love was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction in 2000.

As observed by Publisher’s Weekly, Baxter’s “special gift is to catch the exact pitch of a dozen voices in an astutely observed group of contemporary men and women, yet retain an authorial presence capable of the most exquisite shadings of emotion and passion, longing and regret.” He is known for being humorously incisive and quietly profound, as well as for the critical eye with which he approaches the rules of writing.

Baxter is currently the Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota has taught at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is known for its opportunities for student research, close relationships between faculty and students, and extensive roster of extracurricular events.