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Author Valerie Miner Reads at Mendocino College

Ukiah, CA – Friends of the Mendocino College Library are sponsoring a reading and book signing by novelist and essayist, Valerie Miner, at the Mendocino College Little Theatre on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 PM. This event is free to the public.

Valerie Miner Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of twelve books. Her forthcoming novel, After Eden, will be published in the "Literature of the American West Series" by the University of Oklahoma Press in Spring, 2007. Other novels include Range of Light , A Walking Fire, Winter's Edge, Blood Sisters, All Good Women, Movement: A Novel in Stories, and Murder in the English Department. Her short fiction books include Abundant Light, The Night Singers and Trespassing. Her collection of essays is Rumors from the Cauldron: Selected Essays, Reviews and Reportage. In 2002, The Low Road: A Scottish Family Memoir was a Finalist for the PEN USA Creative Non-Fiction Award. Abundant Light was a 2005 Fiction Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards.

Valerie Miner's work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Salmagundi, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Village Voice, Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, Conditions, The T.L.S., The Women's Review of Books, The Nation and other journals. Her stories and essays are published in more than sixty anthologies. Her collaborative work includes books, museum exhibits as well as theatre. A number of her pieces have been dramatized on BBC Radio 4.

After Eden book cover She has won fellowships and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The NEA, The Jerome Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, The Australia Council Literary Arts Board and numerous other sources. She has had Fulbright Fellowships to Tunisia and India.

Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, she has taught for over twenty-five years and is now an artist-in-residence and professor at Stanford University. She travels internationally giving readings, lectures and workshops. She and her partner live in San Francisco and Mendocino County, California, where they have had a cabin for 25 years. For more information regarding the author, visit: .

This reading is just one of the literary events this spring sponsored by the Friends of the Mendocino College Library, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation. The college is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Rd in Ukiah. For more information, visit or call (707) 468-3051.

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