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1:43 PM Tue, Nov. 13th

Author, poet and activist to speak at Literary Southwest

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The Literary Southwest will present an evening with the acclaimed author and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at 7 p.m. tonight.

This event will take place in the Yavapai College Library's Susan N. Webb Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus. An audience question-and-answer session and a book-signing follow the reading.

Divakaruni, who teaches in the nationally ranked creative writing program at the University of Houston, is an award-winning author, poet and activist. Her work has been published in more than 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in more than 50 anthologies, including "Best American Short Stories" and the "O Henry Prize Stories." Two of her books, "The Mistress of Spices" and "Sister of My Heart," have been made into movies.

Her newest novel, "Oleander Girl," is about a young woman who leaves behind her known and loved world in India and journeys to post 9/11 America.

For complete author and series information, visit: www.yc.edu/hassayampa or contact Series Director Jim Natal through Yavapai College at 776-2295, or via email at james.natal@yc.edu.