Tuesday, November 27, 2001,
Roberts / Robins

Former Colby professor Rick Russo will be at Colby to read selections from his recently released novel, "Empire Falls," set in a depressed Maine mill town. A book signing by the author will follow the reading.

The New York Times said, "Mr. Russo has an instinctive gift for capturing the rhythm of small-town life." Russon's other acclaimed novels include "The Risk Pool," "Straight Man," and "Nobody's Fool," the latter made into a film starring Paul Newman. Publishers Weekly: "When it comes to evoking the cherished hopes and dreams of ordinary people, Russo is unsurpassed."

The Visiting Writer's Series is sponsored by Colby's creative writing program.

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