CSUSM to Host Reading by Author Stephen-Paul Martin


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

On Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Community and World Literary Series at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host a reading featuring Stephen-Paul Martin. Stephen-Paul Martin has published over twenty books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. One of his short story collections, "The Gothic Twilight", was nominated for the National Critics Circle Fiction Award in 1993. His most recent collection is titled "The Possibility of Music (FC2)." From 1980-1996, Martin co-edited "Central Park", an internationally acclaimed journal of the arts and social commentary. His writings have appeared in over 200 periodicals over the past 30 years and in several different languages. Martin received his doctorate from New York University in 1983. His next collection of fiction, "Changing the Subject", will be published by Ellipsis Press in 2010.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in the room 113 of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House. 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:  Author Stephen-Paul Martin
What:  Reading hosted by the Community and World Literacy Series at CSUSM
When:  Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:  M. Gordon Clarke Field House, room 113 - CSUSM, 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 fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.