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Santa Monica College Free Fall 2014 Literary Series Begins This Tuesday:

Santa Monica College begins its Fall 2014 Literary Series starting this Tuesday, featuring a line-up of distinguished authors and poets discussing and reading from their works.

All lectures in the series are free and are held at 11:15 am in Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall 165 on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

The Fall 2014 series line-up is:

• Sept. 16: Miriam Pawel: “Cesar Chavez: The Man, the Myth, and the Legacy.” The Pulitzer-winning editor is the author of “The Union of Their Dreams” – the first comprehensive biography of United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez – an independent scholar, and the recent recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

• Oct. 16: Patty Seyburn: “Perfecta and Other Poems of Chance: A Reading.” The Assistant Professor in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is an award-winning author of four books of poetry, and co-editor of POOL (poolpoetry.com), a Los Angeles-based journal.

• Nov. 6: Charles Yu: “Some Remarks on the Archaeology of Fictional Worlds.” The author of the imaginative novel “How to Live Safely in the Science Fictional Universe” – a New York Times Notable Book – and two short-story collections: “Third Class Superhero,” which received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, and “Sorry Please Thank You.”

Now in its 12th year, the SMC literary series has brought to campus such acclaimed writers as Khaled Hosseini (author of the bestselling “The Kite Runner”), Audrey Niffenegger (author of the bestselling “Time Traveler’s Wife”), and Jonathan Safran Foer (author of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”).

The series is sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) – a private organization that funds speakers and special programs on the Santa Monica College campus – and the SMC English Department.

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