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Award-winning poet to speak at Union April 19

JACKSON, Tenn.April 14, 2005 – Poet and novelist Judson Mitcham will be at Union University April 19 for a poetry reading and book signing.

Mitcham is the author of “This April Day” and “Somewhere in Ecclesiastes,” a collection of poems that won the Devins Award. His novel “The Sweet Everlasting” won the Townsend Prize and was a finalist for the Southern Book Critics Award.

His work has appeared in many literary journals, including “The Georgia Review,” “Poetry” and “Harper’s.”

Mitcham is a retired psychology professor from Fort Valley State University and now teaches creative writing at Emory University and Mercer University.

The poetry reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium in the Student Union Building on the Union University campus. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Patty Hamilton at (731) 661-5313.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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