Writers in the Library: Barbara Bogue, September 24

Barbara Bogue presents Writers are Critics Too–James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux

Poet, author, critic and community activist Barbara Zimmerman Bogue will present Writers are Critics Too: James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm in the Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Everyone enjoys a good mystery. At this Writers in the Library event, Bogue will discuss James Lee Burke, one of the best Southern writers of police procedurals, and his brilliantly drawn character, New Iberia, Louisiana police detective, and bait shop proprietor, Dave Robicheaux.

At noon on September 24 Bogue will also present Writing Outside the Margins: Creative Writing and the Community in the University Center Crest Room. Bogue will discuss how she established a unique and lasting partnership between Ball State University and community organizations in Muncie, Indiana. The aim of the program is to encourage community interaction and the creation of dialogue between those who write and those who yearn to have their stories told and published.

Barbara Bogue teaches creative writing at Ball State University, where she founded and directs the annual Creative Writing and the Community Project. She also edits the annual Writing Out of the Margins collection, published by the Ball State University Community Collaborative. Bogue is the author of James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux (McFarland, 2006). Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in Rockhurst Review, New Millennium Writings, Pleiades Kaleidoscope, The Flying Island and Deadly Writer’s Patrol, among other publications.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Outreach of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Creative Writing Program of the English Department in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund, and the Writers in the Library program at the University Libraries.

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