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Reiberg Reading Series presents "The Buzzards" and "Writing Fiction" author Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway
Janet Burroway

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October 3, 2012

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Author and playwright Janet Burroway will read from her collection of writings during a talk Thursday, Oct. 4, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Burroway, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University, is the guest speaker for the Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series presentation from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lilly Auditorium of University Library, 755 W. Michigan St.


Burroway has written plays, poetry, children’s books and eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “The Buzzards” and the National Book Award runner-up “Raw Silk.”


Her “Writing Fiction,” now in its eighth edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in the United States. Burroway’s children’s book “The Giant Jam Sandwich,” has been translated into 20 languages and scored for orchestra. She is currently at work on a musical with Chicago’s Midwest New Musicals.


Presented by the Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and founded in 1997 in honor of former IUPUI English Department chair Rufus Reiberg and his wife, Louise, the Reiberg series annually brings national and regional writers to the IUPUI campus to present their work.

All readings are free and open to the public.