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October 10, 1995
CONTACT: Leslie Rice
(410) 516-7160

Dennis Covington Talks about Snake Handling
and Redemption at Hopkins

Dennis Covington will appear at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus for a free noon lecture entitled "Snake Handling and Redemption" on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Covington, an associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the author of two novels, Lizard and Lasso the Moon, and a recent non- fiction work, Salvation on Sand Mountain. This tale is about Covington's experiences during the trial of a snake- handling minister accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Covington traces his own roots and faith to an impoverished area of southern Appalachia, and to the peculiar and often violent religious practices of its inhabitants.

Covington's personal journey with snake handlers was recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered and on television's National Geographic Explorer and Dateline NBC.

The lecture is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events. All programs in this series are held at noon in the Garrett Room of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the university's Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Admission is free.

For further information, call the Office of Special Events at (410) 516-7157.

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