FLORENCE – Author Diane Lefer will give a public reading at Francis Marion University on Thursday, March 22, as a part of the Hunter Lecture Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center lecture hall on the FMU campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Lefer is a novelist, journalist, critic, biographer, playwright, teacher of writing, and theatre founder. She has published three novels, including “Radiant Hunger,” more than 50 short stories, and two collections, “Very Much Like Desire” and “The Circles I Move In.”
Her articles have appeared in several magazines and she has won numerous writing awards. Her play-with-music, “American Buggery,” is currently premiering at Trustus Theatre in Columbia. Lefer is co-founder/artistic director of Triumvirate Pi, a playwrights’ collective and producing organization that seeks to break down barriers of race, gender and disability for Los Angeles theatre artists and audiences.
The public reading is presented by the Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter Chair in English Literature at FMU. The Hunter Chair in English Literature was established in 1991 by three sisters – Dorothy Hunter Thames Ellis, Adelle Hunter West and Hattie Costa Hunter King – as a memorial to their parents, Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter.
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