Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Author John Barth to Give Reading at Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House

Chestertown, MD — Author John Barth will present a reading at Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House on Saturday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m.

The reading highlights the dedication of the newly renovated Charlotte Goldsborough Fletcher Porch. Over the years, the Literary House porch has been the site for an array of events; the Washington Post dubbed it "the Carnegie Hall of literary readings."

Thanks to a generous donation by the late Charlotte Goldsborough Fletcher—herself an author and historian—the porch has undergone a makeover this spring.

Barth's Fletcher Porch reading is presented by the Rose O'Neill Literary House, the Office of Alumni Affairs and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

Barth is the author of a number of renowned postmodern novels: Giles Goat-Boy, The Sot-Weed Factor and the National Book Award-winning Chimera, among many others. His latest work, The Development, a collection of interrelated short stories, was published to wide acclaim in 2008.

Admission to Barth's reading is free and open to the public.

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