* College of Liberal Arts
* Patricia Henley

June 1, 2007

Purdue students to read fiction writing on June 7

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A group of Purdue University students will present some of their fiction writing at a June 7 event.

The students, all enrolled in a fiction-writing course taught by author Patricia Henley, will give readings at 7 p.m. at Café Royale, 112 and 130 Northwestern Ave.

The event is free and open to the public, but donations of canned goods for the Food Finders Food Bank will be accepted.

Henley, whose first novel, "Hummingbird House," was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1999 and the New Yorker Fiction Prize in 2000, also will speak at the event. Her other publications include novels "Other Heartbreaks" and "In the River Sweet" and three collections of stories, "Friday Night at the Silver Star," "The Secret of Cartwheels" and "Worship of the Common Heart."

Copies of Henley's books also will be available at the reading with proceeds going to the Food Finders Food Bank.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Sources: Mary K. Pence, student organizer,

Patricia Henley, (765) 494-1478,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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