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Bread & Words Benefit Reading tonight

To help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday, Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 14th annual Bread and Words Benefit to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

The event will start with the serving of a simple meal of soup and bread at 6 tonight in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, followed by a 7 p.m. reading. A donation of $5 for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and food pantry in Clarksville is requested at the door.
To help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday, Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature will host the 14th annual Bread and Words Benefit to raise public awareness of hunger in the local community.

The event will start with the serving of a simple meal of soup and bread at 6 tonight in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, followed by a 7 p.m. reading. A donation of $5 for the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and food pantry in Clarksville is requested at the door.

Members and friends of the APSU Department of Languages and Literature interested in preparing pots of soup and loaves of bread may drop off those items shortly before 6 p.m. on the evening of the benefit.

Students and faculty in the creative writing program who will be reading this year are Carrie Burggraf, an undergraduate student majoring in political science; Stephanie Dugger and Tanya Ludlow, graduate students in the languages and literature department; and Blas Falconer, assistant professor of English.

Music will be provided by guitarist Chuck Emery and harmonica player Jeremy Crouse.

For more information about the benefit, contact Susan Wallace in the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger