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LU Press hosts new anthology 'A Shared Voice'

Cover of A Shared VoiceAndrew Geyer will speak on the making of “A Shared Voice” a conversation in narrative by 24 of the finest fiction writers in America, at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Mary and John Gray Library on the campus of Lamar University.  The event is free and open to the public.

In the new book published by Lamar University Press, a total of 24 tales, each linked to another by at least one literary element such as character or setting or theme, make up this first-of-its-kind anthology by writers from Texas and the Carolinas. The individual short stories include 12 anchor tales – six by authors from Texas and six by writers from the Carolinas – and 12 original works of fiction written in response to the anchor narratives.

Geyer, a native Texan now teaching at the University of South Carolina Aiken, edited the book with Tom Mack, a specialist in American literature and chair of the Department of English at USCA. The Texas writers include Lamar University professors Jerry Bradley and Jim Sanderson.

At the event, Sanderson, chair of Lamar’s Department of English and Modern Languages, will read selections from “A Shared Voice.” Both Geyer and Sanderson are award-winning fiction writers and both are members of The Texas Institute of Letters. 

To celebrate, the Mary and John Gray Library will display new titles being published Lamar University Press with displays on the first floor.

The event is sponsored by the office of the Lamar University provost, Lamar University Press, and the Department of English and Modern Languages.

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