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BHSU presents reading, reception, and book signing for Kent Meyers

 Twisted Tree

Kent Meyers, award winning author who is a writer-in-residence and associate professor of humanities, will present a reading from his latest novel Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus.

Twisted Tree, Meyers’ fifth published book, is a novel set in Twisted Tree, S.D. which follows the murder of fictional character, Hayley Jo Zimmerman. A review by Publishers Weekly states, “In his beautiful and unsettling new novel, Meyers examines the effects of a murder on the residents of a small South Dakota town. The novel uses the rippling consequences of Hayley Jo's murder to explore the smaller rural tragedies in Twisted Tree, S.D.”

Meyers has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1980 and a writer-in-residence for the past four years.

In addition to the BHSU reception Meyers will also be making several public appearances this fall:
• Notre Dame College in Baltimore, Md. will feature Meyers Oct. 27 at a symposium titled “Imagining America’s Upper Midwest: Readings in Memoir and Fiction.”
• He will also do appearances in Duluth Minn., Little Falls, Minn., St. Paul, Minn., Excelsior, Minn., and Winona, Minn. Nov. 19-22.

The reading, reception, and book signing, hosted by the BHSU Humanities Department, is open to the public at no charge. For more information contact Amy Fuqua, professor of humanities at BHSU, at or call 642-6397.

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