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Visiting Writers Series to Host
Evelina Galang and Dana Levin

Posted April 5, 2001

HOLLAND -- The final guests of this year's Hope College Visiting Writers Series, M. Evelina Galang and Dana Levin, will give a reading on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The Hope College Jazz Ensemble will precede the reading at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

M. Evelina Galang's short stories have appeared in journals such as "Mid-American Review," "The Crescent Review," "Calyx," "American Short Fiction" and "Quarterly West." Much of her writing draws on her experiences as a Filipino-American, and her Filipino heritage.

The title story of her collection of short fiction, "Her Wild American Self" (Coffee House Press, 1996), has been short-listed by the "Best American Short Stories" and the Pushcart Prize. Galang was awarded the Associated Writers Program Intro Award in nonfiction in 1993, and was the John Gardner Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in 1994. She is a member of the Creative Writing faculty of Iowa State University.

Dana Levin's first collection of poetry, "In the Surgical Theatre," was the winner of the 1999 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has also appeared in journals such as the "Boston Review," "American Poetry Review," "Ploughshares" and "Countermeasures," and the anthology "American Poetry: The Next Generation" (Carnegie Mellon, 2000).

Levin received the 2000 Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2000 GLCA New Writers Award and a 1998 Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East 8th Street in downtown Holland. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the college's department of English at (616) 395-7620 or visiting the Visiting Writers Series website at www.hope.edu/vws.

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