Thursday, April 22, 2010

"John Updike's Pennsylvania" Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 PM at Scranton Public Library, Program Will Be Filmed by PCN For Airing At A Later Date

"John Updike's Pennsylvania" with journalist Frank Fitzpatrick (Philadelphia Inquirer) will be presented at Albright Memorial Library in the Periodicals Room on Thursday, May 20th 2010 at 6:30 PM.

The presentation will be filmed as part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's series Humanities on the Road (the program will NOT be broadcasted live; it will be aired on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) at a later date TBA).

John Updike, Pulitzer Prize winner and prolific man of letters was an attentive observer of the dramas of life in small town America. Born and bred in Reading, Pennsylvania, Updike published his first novel, Rabbit Run, in 1960 and published over 60 books before his death in 2009. His elegant writing includes fiction (including The Witches of Eastwick), short stories, poetry, literary criticism , nonfiction and exceptional sports commentaries. He wrote regularly for the New Yorker magazine and is considered one of the most important American writers of his time.

An Updike fanatic, Frank Fitzpatrick has read all of Updike’s work and contributed stories on him for the Philadelphia Inquirer and National Public Radio. He has worked in the Inquirer Sports department since 1980 and has won numerous state and national awards. He is author of three books and was a 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among his books is The Lion In Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football.

Tickets will be avilable at the Circulation Desk shortly.

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