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Poet and Novelist, Anthony Abbott, to Read at Catawba College

September 23, 2008

Category: English, Events


Catawba College's English Department is sponsoring a reading by Anthony Abbott, Professor Emeritus at Davidson College, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall on campus. Abbott will read his poetry and excerpts from his latest novel The Three Great Secret Things.

Abbott's books of poems include The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat (1989), A Small Thing Like a Breath (1993), The Search for Wonder in the Cradle of the World (2000), and The Man Who (2005). The Three Great Secret Things is a sequel to his first novel, Leaving Maggie Hope, which received the Novello Prize from the Novello Festival Press of Charlotte in 2003. He has written two books on modern drama, Shaw and Christianity (1965) and The Vital Lie: Reality and Illusion in Modern Drama (1989).

Abbott received his A.B. from Princeton University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Although he is formally retired from full-time teaching, he continues to teach in the Humanities program at Davidson. In the spring of 2009, he will teach a semester-long fiction workshop at Catawba.

Abbott's reading at Catawba is FREE and open to the public.


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