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Mystery Novelist to Discuss Crime Writing
During 'Let's Do Lunch!' Presentation

RELEASED: Sept. 21, 2009

postcard for Let's Do LunchEAU CLAIRE — Jon Loomis, a critically acclaimed mystery novelist and poet, will discuss the pitfalls and rewards he experiences as a crime writer and professor during a Sept. 30 "Lets Do Lunch!" presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Loomis, an assistant professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, will present "The Art of Killing: Crime Writing in the Academy" from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire. During the presentation he will discuss his experiences writing two mystery novels set in Provincetown, Mass. — "High Season," published in 2007 and "Mating Season," published in 2009.

In addition to the two novels, Loomis also is the author of two books of poetry, "The Pleasure Principle" and "Vanitas Motel," which won the 1997 FIELD Poetry Prize. Loomis has received numerous grants and awards, including two writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Halls Fellowship in poetry from UW-Madison.

For more information about the presentation or his literary work, contact Loomis at 715 836-4624 or loomisjr@uwec.edu.

Dr. David Lonzarich, a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of biology, will present "Linking Channel Stability and Fish Habitat in the Lower Chippewa River" during the next "Let's Do Lunch!" program Oct. 28.

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To reserve tickets, send e-mail to alumni@uwec.edu or call 715-836-3266.

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