University of Pittsburgh
October 21, 2004

Pitt Professor Chuck Kinder to Read from His New Book Last Mountain Dancer: Hard-Earned Lessons in Love, Loss, and Honky-Tonk Outlaw Life Nov. 1

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Department of English will host a reading with Charles Kinder, Pitt associate professor of English, to celebrate the publication of his new book Last Mountain Dancer: Hard-Earned Lessons in Love, Loss, and Honky-Tonk Outlaw Life (Carroll & Graff, 2004) at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the University Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Kinder recently returned to his native West Virginia to write this book, which he also will sign that evening.

Kinder is author of three other books, Snakehunter (Knopf, 1973), The Silver Ghost (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979), and Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001), which made The New York Times Notable Books for 2001. A Pitt professor for 15 years, Kinder is the codirector of Pitt's Writing Program and is a member of its Graduate Admissions Committee. He has been a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has received a National Endowment for the Arts award for his work.

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