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Author Ellen Gilchrist to Speak Tuesday, March 11 at Centenary College

Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service,
318-869-5120 or 869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Centenary Muses are presenting a luncheon and lecture by award-winning author Ellen Gilchrist at noon Tuesday, March 11 in the college's South Dining Hall.

Ms. Gilchrist, author of novels, novellas and short stories, received the National Book Award for her Victory Over Japan. Her short stories, including The Rhoda Stories and The Courts of Love, are the topic of the 1997 Spring Literary Study Series, taught by the Centenary English Department and sponsored by The Muses.

Tickets for the luncheon are $10 each, with advance reservations required. To register, call the Centenary Office of Special Gifts at 318-869-5103.

The luncheon is being held in conjunction with Celebration of Women Week in Shreveport-Bossier. It will also include the announcement of the winner of The Muses' High School Essay Contest on "The Woman Who Has Meant the Most in My Life." The contest winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Centenary.