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Feb. 26,  2010

Rushdie to Speak About Writing for Children, Young-at-Heart

News Article ImageSalman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University, will give a public lecture titled "Wonderlands: Writing for Younger Readers and Young-At-Heart Adults,", at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 21, in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., on the Emory campus.

Tickets are $5 for Emory staff, faculty, students and alumni, and $10 for the public. Purchase tickets for "Wonderlands".

Rushdie, whose archive opened to the public Feb. 26, began a five-year appointment as Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emory's Department of English in 2007. Each year he leads an English seminar, participates in undergraduate classes, advises students, engages in symposia and delivers a public lecture. In past lectures, he has reflected on Indian art, autobiography and the novel, and the relationship between literature and film.

In addition to his novels, short stories and essays, Rushdie also has written two books for the young and young-at-heart, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," published in 1990, and "Luka and the Fire of Life," to be published later this year. 


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