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March 15, 2005

D'Ambrosio Addresses Dialogue Writing In March 24 Writers' Workshop Lecture

Charles D'Ambrosio, a University of Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus who has returned this semester as a visiting faculty member, will discuss "How to Write Dialogue" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The lecture, a part of the workshop's new Writers' Workshop Lecture Series, is free, and the public is invited to attend.

D'Ambrosio recently taught a seminar in dialogue at the Tin House Writer's Conference.

His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review and in numerous anthologies, including "Best American Short Stories." His work has received a number of prizes including a James Michener Fellowship at the UI and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction.

His books are "The Point: and Other Stories;" "The Dead Fish Museum: Stories," due out later this spring; and "Orphans," a book of essays.

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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