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Vanitha Sankaran Reads Novel Watermark at Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA, February 15, 2011 — Author Vanitha Sankaran will share her novel Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages at Notre Dame de Namur University’s Creative Writers Series. The event, hosted by the English Department, will feature a reading and reception at noon on February 23 in the Wiegand Gallery.

Vanitha Sankaran straddles the line between her left and right brain. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University, where she received the Eloise Klein Healy scholarship. She is a founding editor of the literary journal flashquake, and though her first love is novels, has written numerous pieces of short fiction.

Her work has been published in print journals such as Mindprints, FUTURES, Prose Ax, and The Midnight Mind, serialized in the newspaper The San Francisco Call, appeared on-line in venues such as The Green Tricycle, The Paumanok Review, The Copperfield Review, and The Dead Mule, and been aired on the Bay Area affiliate of NPR. Vanitha lives in coastal California, whose beauty often distracts her from writing. Her greyhound, Zola, is another anti-Muse. Watermark is Vanitha’s first novel.

Refreshments will be provided. For further information, please contact the English Department at (650) 508-3730, ext. 2. The Wiegand Gallery is located on NDNU’s campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont.