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Apr 6, 2006    #011
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green
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Award Winning Author Dybek Visits Kansas City

Stuart Dybek, author of countless works, will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2006, in Pierson Auditorium of the University Center, 5000 Holmes as part of the Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education.

Dybek, called by some a “Chicago writer,” focuses many of his pieces on what he knows best: ethnic diversity. Born and raised in the ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago’s Southside, Dybek’s work focuses on many of his childhood experiences. His writings have been compared to James Joyce’s “Dubliners” and Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg, Ohio.”

Dybek has been published in “The New Yorker,” “Harper’s” and “The Atlantic Monthly,” and has received numerous awards, including a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He currently is serving as a professor of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., and lives with his wife and two children.

Dybek is the third of four lecturers in this year’s Cockefair Series, with naturalist Barry Lopez bringing the series to a close on March 23, 2006.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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