MAILED: April 2, 2001
Author Richard Terrill will read from his new work of creative nonfiction titled Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz Thursday, April 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The reading will begin at 8 p.m. in the Menominee Room, Davies Center.
Terrill has published two previous books of creative nonfiction. Saturday Night in Baoding: A China Memoir (University of Arkansas Press, 1990), winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Nonfiction, and The Cross and the Red Star (Asian Pacific Foundation, 1994). He has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Library Association, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Wisconsin and Minnesota State Arts Boards, Lake Superior Writers, and Ironwood and New Letters magazines.
Excerpts from Fakebook: Improvisations on a Journey Back to Jazz have appeared in journals such as North American Review, High Plains Literary Review, ACM, Crab Orchard Review, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction and Brilliant Corners: a Journal of Literature and Jazz.
Terrill, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and English department faculty member from 1980 to 1986, teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
The free reading is sponsored by NOTA, the UW-Eau Claire creative arts organization.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 2, 2001