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2011.09.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Award-winning Author, Essayist to Visit UNO Oct. 12-13

Omaha - Scott Russell Sanders, distinguished professor emeritus of English at Indiana University and author of 20 books of creative nonfiction and fiction, will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus for two days in October. The visit, titled “Imagining Nature,” is sponsored by the UNO Department of English and the Omaha Center for Faith Studies.

Included in the visit is a reading from his book, “A Conservationist Manifesto,” about environmentalism’s importance to a sense of community. The reading takes place in the Milo Bail Student Center’s Nebraska Room Wednesday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Also included in the visit is the opportunity for students to talk with Sanders about his life as a writer. The talk takes place Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium, EAB 102, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on “Imagining Nature” or the works of Scott Russell Sanders, please contact the UNO Department of English at (402) 554.2635.

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