Eric Gansworth Art Opening, Book Signing

Friday, February 29, 2008 at 5 p.m.

BUFFALO, NY − Canisius College will host an art show opening, book reading and reception for Eric Gansworth, professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 5 p.m. in front of the Peter and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate the publication of Gansworth’stwo new books: Sovereign Bones, an anthology of New Native American writing, and A HalfLife of Cardio-Pulmonary Function, a collection of poems and paintings. Gansworth will readfrom his works, followed by an audience question and answer period, book signing and reception. The art show, featuring Gansworth’s original paintings, will run from February 29 – March 28 during regular library hours. For library hours, visit the Web site here or call (716) 888-2900.

Gansworth, an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation, was born and raised on the Tuscarora Indian Nation in Lewiston, NY. He has published seven books, including Mending Skins, which won a 2006 PEN Oakland Award. Gansworth’s books are available at Talking Leaves Bookstores and from Amazon at www.amazon.com.

The reading and art reception is co-sponsored by ArtsCanisius; the College of Arts and Sciences; Keith Burich, PhD, professor of history; The Department of English and Talking Leaves Books. For more information, contact The Canisius College Fine Arts Office at (716) 888-2536 or visit the Web site here.

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