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Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Elise Blackwell on Oct. 5

WHAT

Visiting Writers Series Reading Featuring Elise Blackwell. Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, which was named the "Best Book of 2003” by the Los Angeles Times, Blackwell will read from her latest work of fiction, The Lower Quarter. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, the novel follows the varied relationships of four characters as they solve a murder mystery surrounding the world’s high art scene. Blackwell is a native of southern Louisiana and an English professor at the University of South Carolina. Additional support for the event, which is free and open to the public, is provided by Armstrong’s Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Gail and Mickey Rountree, in memory of Rhett Morgan Rountree.

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

WHERE

Foxy Loxy Café
1919 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia

NOTE TO MEDIA

Media may contact Melanie Simon at 912.344.29704 or melanie.simon@armstrong.edu for more information and interview/image requests.

Michael Benjamin, Ph.D.

“My favorite part about being a professor at Armstrong is the opportunity to engage with bright, talented students.”

Michael Benjamin, Ph.D.
Teaching since: 2009