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Visit for the 2012-2013 schedule.


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 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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A non-profit reading series started by the LSU Department of English in 1993, 

Readers and Writers offers a high quality and highly successful series of 

literary events each year, presenting both local and internationally known 

writers to a large, diverse and engaged audience. Our mission is to encourage 

exchanges between the university and the community by providing a forum for 

readings and lively discussions of recent books, both creative and critical. 

Our model is public radio: membership is not required, but the organization 

depends on volunteer work and voluntary memberships as well as other 

contributions to continue. All of our events are free and open to the general 

public, and the series works to provide a handshake between town and gown, 

sharing the excitement of contemporary literature with a wide audience for the 

benefit of everyone involved. Attending readings by contemporaries exposes 

audiences to different strategies and stances, freeing up creative and critical 

thinking, and empowering those who are eager to communicate. Reading and 

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