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Popular writer conducts public reading April 4

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 12:10 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Popular fiction writer Andrew (A.J.) Hartley will conduct a public reading of his work when he visits Marshall University today, April 4.

Hartley's appearance at Marshall represents the finale of this year's A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. His reading will take place at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall 154, with a book signing immediately following. The event is free to the public.

He teaches in the theater department at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and is the director of UNC-Charlotte's Shakespeare in Action Centre. Hartley also publishes best-selling popular fiction as A.J. Hartley.

Prior to his public reading, Hartley will conduct a class visit at Marshall, as well as at Milton Middle School, to discuss and read from his best-selling young adult novel, "Darwen Arkwright" and the "Peregrine Pact" (2011).