Author to Conduct Reading, Book Signing

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 2, 2006 — Gary Gildner, the author of 20 books, will read from his works and sign his books at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Gildner has won numerous writing awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, several Pushcart prizes for poetry and fiction, Senior Fulbright Lectureships to Poland and Czechoslovakia, the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Theodore Roethke Prize, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Top Ten University Press Book of the Year Award, and the National Magazine Award for Fiction.