Top authors read their works at U-M Visiting Writers Series

March 5, 1997

ANN ARBOR—Writers Laurence Lieberman, Lon Otto and Jane Barnes will give free, public readings of their works during the University of Michigan’s Visiting Writers Series in March.

Lieberman, professor of English at the University of Illinois and a U-M graduate, will present his poetry at 5 p.m. March 13 at the Rackham Amphitheater. He has written nine books of poetry, including “Dark Songs,” “Beyond the Muse of Memory,” “The Mural of Wakeful Sleep,” “The Creole Mephistopheles” and “The St. Kitts Monkey Feuds.”

Otto, professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, will read his works at 4 p.m. March 18 at the Rackham Amphitheater. He has published two collections of short stories, “Cover Me” and “A Nest of Hooks.”

Barnes will read at 5 p.m. March 27 at the Rackham Amphitheater. She has written the novels “I, Krupskaya” and “Double Lives,” dozens of short stories and several screenplays.

Sponsored by the U-M Department of English and Borders Books and Music, the Visiting Writers Series features fiction and poetry readings by distinguished authors throughout the academic year.

For more information, call the U-M Hopwood Room, (313) 764- 6296.