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January 30, 2004
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
(443) 287-9900

Johns Hopkins Writing Faculty to Share Their Craft

Nationally recognized writers Jean McGarry, Stephen Dixon and Tristan Davies will share their writing techniques during "How I Wrote This Story," a presentation at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Listeners will hear writing tips from three faculty members in the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University, who will tell the stories behind their stories. McGarry is chair of the department, Dixon is a professor and Davies is senior lecturer. Copies of their books — McGarry's Dream Date, Dixon's 14 Stories, and Davies' Cake — will be available for sale and signing. This discussion is cosponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Digital images are available upon request to amycowles@jhu.edu.

Funny and haunting in equal measure, McGarry's stories in Dream Date explore the subtleties of romantic relationships. The collection is her sixth book of fiction. The stories in Davies' Cake also examine the modern relationship, its moments of crisis as well as its moments of quiet success. His work has appeared in many literary journals and he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association in 2001. Dixon has published more than125 short stories and is the award-winning author of over a dozen books. Readers of 14 Stories will find the same wry, inventive, knife-edged humor that has come to characterize his distinctive style.

This event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by The Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events, now in its 38th season of cultural programming on the Homewood campus. Admission is free. For further information, call the Office of Special Events at 443-287-9900.

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