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MSU faculty author reception set Dec. 4 at Borders Books

November 24, 2008

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Faculty authors from the Montana State University College of Letters and Science will sign their books at a holiday authors' reception to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Borders Books, Music, Movies and Caf, 2855 N 19th Ave. in Bozeman. The event is free and open to the public.

Six authors from the MSU departments of history and philosophy, English and political science will discuss and sign their books. Greg Keeler, English professor and author of the memoir "Trash Fish, A Life," will give a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. Keeler has published fiction, nonfiction, plays, songs, articles, essays and book chapters. In addition to "Trash Fish," he has published seven volumes of poetry, "Waltzing with the Captain," an autobiography of his relationship with writer Richard Brautigan.

Other MSU authors, their departments and the title of their books, include: Dan Flory, history and philosophy, "Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir;" David Parker, political science, "The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880-2006;" Michael Reidy, history and philosophy, "Tides of History, Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy;" Billy Smith, history and philosophy, "Class Matters, Early North America and the Atlantic World;" and Yanna Yannakakis, history and philosophy, "The Art of Being In-Between: Native Intermediaries, Indian Identity, and Local Rule in Colonial Oaxaca."

Jody Sanford (406) 994-7791, jody.sanford@montana.edu