Thursday, April 16, 2009

Media Advisory: UIS alumna to sign copies and read from new book

What: University of Illinois at Springfield alumna Joanna Beth Tweedy will read from her debut novel, The Yonder Side of Sass and Texas, and sign copies of the book.

When: Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

Where: Café Annex on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

Details: Tweedy has taught courses in creative writing, literature, composition and educational leadership, and has served as faculty-in-residence for the Capital Scholars Honors Program at UIS. Early versions of some of the novel’s chapters were included in her creative-writing thesis project, which was nominated for UIS’ Thesis of the Year Award by the English Department. Tweedy is the host of the public radio program Quiddity on WUIS and is also the founding editor of Quiddity’s companion international literary journal, housed at Benedictine University at Springfield, where she is an associate dean. A book tour is planned for the summer.

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