CSUSM to Host Reading by Author Ben Doller


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

On Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. the Community and World Literacy Series at CSUSM will host a reading featuring Ben Doller. Ben Doller is the author of three books: Radio, Radio (LSU Press, 2001, selected for the 2000 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets by Susan Howe), FAQ: (Ahsahta Press, 2009), and Dead Ahead (Fence Books, 2010). Doller co-edits the Kuhl House Contemporary Poets series from the University of Iowa Press and was recently hired as Assistant Professor in George Mason University's MFA program in Creative Writing.

The reading will be held in the Grand Salon of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

For more information, or to sign on to the Community and World Literary Series mailing list, visit: http://www.csusm.edu/cwls/

Who: Ben Doller, author of three books and assistant professor of Creative Writing, George Mason University..

When: Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Grand Salon (Room 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union; CSU San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit: http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay

About the Community and World Literary Series
The CSUSM Community and World Literary Series host on-campus literary readings several times a semester. The visiting authors have produced some of the most innovative and original work in contemporary poetry, fiction, drama and performance art. Some of these writers are local to southern California while others come from elsewhere in the country and the world. All are at the forefront of developments in contemporary aesthetics and culture.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.