Francine Prose, March 12, 8:00 PM, Kalamazoo Public Library
Francine Prose is the author of numerous books of fiction, most recently Goldengrove: a Novel. Her novel, Blue Angel, was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, she was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Currently she is Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College.
Arnie Johnston, March 24, 8:00 PM, Little Theater
Arnie Johnston’s plays, and others written in collaboration with his wife, Deborah Ann Percy, have won awards, production, and publication across the country. His poetry, fiction, and non-
fiction have appeared widely in literary journals. His books include a collection of poetry, What the Earth Taught Us, The Witching Voice: A Play About Robert Burns, and Of Earth and Darkness: The Novels of William Golding. Johnston’s The Witching Voice: A Novel About Robert Burns will be published in 2009—for the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth—by Wings Press (San Antonio). Johnston is also an experienced actor-singer, having performed over 100 roles on stage and radio, as well as many concerts.