English Department Brings Baseball Writer and Book Publisher to Mason

Posted: November 12, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nonfiction writer Tim Wendel, author of Castro’s Curveball and New Face of Baseball, will read on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Grand Tier III. The following day, Nov. 18, book publisher Steve Clay will lecture at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building. Both events are free and open to the public.

Wendel is an award-winning journalist and one of the founders of USA Today Baseball Weekly, where he served as an editor and writer. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University. In New Face of Baseball, Wendel looks at the Hispanic roots of today’s major league clubhouse. He comes to Mason as part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Graduate Creative Writing Program.

Clay, editor and publisher of Granary Books, will speak about artist and writer collaborations and publishing. For nearly 20 years, Granary Books’ mission has been to theorize, produce, promote, and document new works that explore the interplay of word, image, and page. It has earned a reputation as a unique and significant small publisher. The Department of Art and Visual Technology, the English Department, and New Century College bring Clay to campus as part of the exhibit “Writing Space.”

For more information about these events, call the English Department at 703-993-1160.

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