COVINGTON TO GIVE READING

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Nonfiction author Dennis Covington will read at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Federated WomenÂ’s Clubhouse at 104 W. Ridge in Marquette.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Covington is the author of two novels and three nonfiction books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain, which was a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award. It is a story about snake handling and religious transformation.  CovingtonÂ’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Georgia Review, Redbook, the Oxford American, and many other periodicals. 

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Widely anthologized, his work is published across this country and translated into eight languages abroad.  His most recent book, Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream (2004), is about a violent land dispute in Florida. A professor of creative writing at Texas Tech University, his work has been published in eight languages. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Georgia Review, Redbook, the Oxford American, and many other periodicals.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to attend this free event. The reading is hosted by the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing in the English Department at Northern Michigan University and by Passages North literary magazine. Copies of CovingtonÂ’s work, from Snowbound Books, will be available for signing after the reading. For more information, contact NMU professor Beverly Matherne at bmathern@nmu.edu or 906-227-1386.



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Jessica Holman
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