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APSU to host Novelist Jennifer Finney Boylan

 

Cover for She's Not there by Jennifer  Finney, BoylanClarksville, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will sponsor a reading featuring a best-selling author.

Jennifer Finney Boylan will be reading her memoir, “She’s Not There,”

Boylan is a novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and teacher. She is a professor of English at Colby College. Currently, she is working on a new nonfiction work about growing up in a haunted house, which she hopes to release in 2007.

Novelist Jennifer Finney Boylan to speak at APSU

When: Thursday, September 21st 2006 at 8pm
Where: APSU Kimbrough Building’s Gentry Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public

The best-selling novelist is known mostly for her transgender memoir, “She’s Not There.”

Boylan is a novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and teacher. She is a professor of English at Colby College. Currently, she is working on a new nonfiction work about growing up in a haunted house, which she hopes to release in 2007.

The best-selling novelist is known mostly for her transgender memoir, “She’s Not There.”

Since the memoir was published, it became a chance for Boylan to inform people on a condition that she says affects some 40,000 people in the United States. “The problem is that most people don’t know about it,” Boylan says. “And one reason is that people who make the transition frequently vanish off the radar and go about the business of living normal lives.”

Austin Peay State UniversityBefore the reading, Boylan also will hold an informal discussion at 12:45 p.m. in APSU Dunn Center, Room 215. Photos and information about Boylan are available for viewing at http://www.colby.edu/personal/j/jfboylan.

For more information about the reading, contact Susan Wallace, editorial assistant at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu.

This story is a press release.


About Debbie Boen

    Debbie Boen

    Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter’s choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.

    Email: buginthefire@bellsouth.net

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