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NDNU's Creative Writers' Series Continues March 20

Belmont, CA, March 17, 2008 — Two well-known local authors will read from their published work, discuss work in progress, and share their experiences on the literary scene at a presentation of Notre Dame de Namur University’s Creative Writers’ Series 2007-2008 on Thursday, March 20.

Authors, Lindsey Crittenden and Rachel Howard bring a vibrancy to their prose and a wonderful ability to communicate this in their readings. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Wiegand Gallery located on NDNU’s campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. The series is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.

Lindsey Crittenden is the author of The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Turns To Pray and The View From Below, a collection of short stories. Her personal essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Real Simple, Bon Appetit, Health, and Best American Spiritual Writing. Her fiction has won several national awards and has appeared and is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Bellingham Review, Quarterly West, and other publications. She has been a writing fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ucross Foundation, and Ragdale Foundation. She lives in San Francisco and teaches at UC Berkeley Extension.

Rachel Howard is the author of “The Lost Night,” a memoir about the emotional aftermath of her father’s unsolved murder, acclaimed as “enthralling” by the New York Times. She serves as a freelance dance correspondent of the San Francisco Chronicle, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, and many other publications.

Recently Howard was interviewed about her father’s murder by host Ira Glass for an episode of the radio show “This American Life.” She is currently at work on a collection of interconnected stories, one of which appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of ZYZZYVA. Howard currently resides is Oakland.

“It promises to be a spectacular reading,” said Jacqueline Berger, NDNU’s Director of the Master’s of Arts in English program. “Lindsey and Rachel are both beloved authors with quite a following in the Bay Area.”

For more information regarding NDNU’s Creative Writers’ Series 2007-2008, contact the University’s English Department at (650) 508-3730.