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December 7, 2012
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Joseph Maiolo | UMD English professor | 218 726-8226 |

Holiday Reading by Local Author

For many years author and UMD English Professor Joseph Maiolo has brightened the holiday season with his annual reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory."

Join Maiolo with his second annual reading of one of his short stories, "Saint Matthew In Appalachia," on Wednesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall at UMD.

The setting of the story begins when World War II has just ended. The fictional Virginia town where the main character lives is similar to Norton, Virginia, where Maiolo was raised. The cast of characters is a group of residents in the town, local friends and complete strangers. A young boy is the narrator, and he lives with his Italian grandmother in an apartment above a store on Main Street.

This event is free and open to the public with a reception after the reading. Overcoat Books will present two new collections of Maiolo's stories.

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