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In the LSU Music School Recital Hall on April 29 at 5 pm: Very Funny Stories
Celebrated novelists Michael Griffith and Joshua Russell read from their
sparkling and hilarious new novels. FREE!
Contact Laura Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 578-2862 with questions
About Michael Griffith
Michael Griffith is the author of three novels and a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.
An Associate professor at the University of Cincinnati he is the fiction editor for both the Cincinnati
Review and the Yellow Shoe Fiction series at LSU Press.
About Josh Russell
Josh Russell is an LSU alumnus and the author of two novels who has received fellowships
from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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