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APSU to host fiction reading by Vandy author tonight

Austin Peay State University will host a fiction reading by Lorraine López, author of Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories, winner of the 2002 Marmol Prize for Latino Fiction.

The reading is scheduled for 7 tonight in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Tennessee Young Writers Workshop are co-sponsors of the reading.
Austin Peay State University will host a fiction reading by Lorraine López, author of “Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories,” winner of the 2002 Marmol Prize for Latino Fiction.

The reading is scheduled for 7 tonight in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. A book signing and reception will follow the event.

The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Tennessee Young Writers Workshop are co-sponsors of the reading.

López's book also won the IPPY Award for Multicultural Fiction. Her first novel, "Call Me Henri," is about urban life but universal in its themes the drive for security and success, the desire for love and family support and the need for true friendship.

López currently resides in Nashville, where she teaches English at Vanderbilt University.

For more information, call the center at (931) 221-7876. -- Melony Leazer