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    The Festival of Contemporary Writing, the state’s largest fall-spring reading series, will be held May 14-21 at Spalding University. The event will feature free readings by faculty, guests and alumni of Spalding University’s brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the program.
    Highlighted authors from fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting and children’s literature include Sheila Callaghan, staff writer for Showtime’s The United States of Tara; Dianne Aprile, author of The Eye Is Not Enough: On Seeing and Remembering; Silas House, Eli the Good; Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve; and Molly Peacock, The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72.

    Festival events will be held at Spalding’s Egan Leadership Center Lectorium, located at the corner of Fourth and Breckinridge streets, and at the Brown Hotel (335 W. Broadway). Plenty of free parking is available for the campus readings. For a full schedule of authors and locations, visit For more information, call 502-585-9911 ext. 2423 or 800-896-8941 ext. 2423, or e-mail
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