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Wilson Writers Series Returns Nov. 2 with Reading by Novelist Warren Rochelle

Posted: October 19, 2010

10/19/2010 Novelist Warren Rochelle will visit Wilson College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, as part of the college’s annual Writers Series.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Oct. 19, 2010
CONTACT: Dr. Michael Cornelius, Department of English
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3308
Email: michael.cornelius@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Novelist Warren Rochelle will visit Wilson College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, as part of the college’s annual Writers Series. He will read some of his works at 8 p.m. in Patterson Lounge, which is located in Laird Hall. The reading will be followed by a reception, both of which are free and open to the public.

Rochelle’s third and most recent novel, The Called, was published in 2010. It is a sequel to his second novel, Harvest of Changelings, which was published in 2007. His first novel is The Wild Boy, which was published in 2001.

Rochelle has published several articles on rhetoric and literature in Emergency Librarian, Extrapolation, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Foundation, SFRA Review, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Paradoxa and the North Carolina Literary Review. His short fiction and poetry are published in Aboriginal Science Fiction, Beyond the Third Planet, Forbidden Lines, Coraddi, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, GW Magazine, the Asheville Poetry Review, the North Carolina Literary Review and Romance and Beyond.

Rochelle is an English professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in library science from Columbia University. After spending 11 years as a school librarian, Rochelle returned to school to earn a master’s degree in fine arts and a doctorate, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Each semester as part of its Writers Series, the Wilson College Department of English and Mass Communications sponsors two poets, prose writers or creative non-fiction authors to visit campus and present readings of their latest works.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2010-11 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 796 and includes students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.



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