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Duquesne Coffee House Reading Series to Feature Local Writers

Local authors Lori Jakiela and Jane Bernstein will present excerpts of their works at the next installment of the Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Duquesne's Barnes & Noble Café on Forbes Avenue. The free, public series is aimed at developing the creative writing and arts community.

Bernstein, an associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, will read from a novel-in-progress called The Face Tells the Secret. She is the author of three books, and her numerous essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, Massachusetts Review and other publications.

Jakiela, an award-winning writer and associate professor of English at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will read some poems from her collection Spot the Terrorist! and a chapter from her most recent memoir, The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious.

The series is sponsored by Duquesne's English Department. For a complete listing of upcoming readings, visit the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Department news and events website, www.duq.edu/liberal-arts.

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