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Author Maxine Case to speak at Drake Writers and Critics event

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Maxine Case, who is representing South Africa in the 2009 International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, will give a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 24. 

The Writers and Critics series talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Avenue. 

The talk will be followed by a reception, also in the Reading Room, in which guests will have the opportunity to talk with Case about her work.

In 2007, Case published her debut novel, “All We Have Left Unsaid.” It won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in Africa and the Herman Charles Bosman Award.

“In writing my novel, I tried to portray what it was like growing up during the state of emergency and how it affected people like me,” Case said. “I think that there is a need to share stories and in so doing, change perceptions.”

She has also contributed to newspapers and magazines, including Real Simple, Reader’s Digest and O.

The Writers and Critics Series, which is sponsored by Drake’s English Department and its Center for the Humanities, will continue throughout the year. 

The next presentation will be a lecture titled, “Luminous Trash: Throwaway Robots in Blade Runner, the Terminators, AI and Wall-E,” by Patricia Yaeger, professor of English at the University of Michigan. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Cowles Library Reading Room. 

For a complete list of upcoming events in the series, visit the Web site

For more information on the series, contact Jennifer Perrine at 515-271-4161 or Jennifer.perrine@drake.edu.