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2006.02.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Jonis Agee to Speak at Women’s History Month Event

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA) will celebrate Women's History Month in conjunction with the Omaha Public Library on Sunday, March 5.  Author Jonis Agee will read from her works and speak in the Michael Phipps Art Gallery at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library, 15th and Douglas Streets, starting at 3 p.m

"Jonis Agee is a Nebraska native and her books have been well reviewed and received," said Patricia Adams, PWSA director.  "This is a terrific opportunity to here a unique literary voice.

Agee is the author of ten books, including four novels — Sweet Eyes, Strange Angels, South of Resurrection, and The Weight of Dreams — and five collections of short fiction.  Her most recent, a volume of new and selected stories, Acts of Love on Indigo Road, won the Gold Award from ForeWord magazine in 2004.

In addition to Agee, art by Barbara Linder and Lois Pillen with be on display; the Moving Company, UNO's modern dance performing group, will create a performance to poetry from PWSA's Celebrate:  A Collection of Women's Writings poetry book; and local poets will read from their works.  Linder and Pillen's artwork will be on display in the gallery for the entire month of March.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (402) 554-4897 for more information.

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