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DATE: February 14, 2013 5:18:33 AM PST
Whatcom Reads! Presents Author David Guterson Feb. 21 at Western

Contact: Western Washington University Librarian Paul Piper at (360) 650-3097 or Paul.Piper@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM— David Guterson, author of “Snow Falling on Cedars,” will speak at Western Washington University from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Miller Hall 138 on Western’s campus.

This program is free and open to the public.

Guterson will lead a discussion titled “On the Art and Craft of Writing,” about the writing process and craft. College and high school English classes and students are especially encouraged to attend this event.

Guterson’s book is the Whatcom Reads! 2013 choice, and is a bestseller set on a fictional island in Puget Sound in the 1950s. It tells the story of a Japanese-American man who is charged with the murder of a white fisherman. “Snow Falling on Cedars touches on issues of race, war, honesty and betrayal.

Whatcom READS! is a community-wide reading and discussion program intended to encourage all Whatcom County residents to read the same book and create a county-wide book club experience.

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