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Salman Rushdie Kicks Off Eastern's Annual Arts and Lecture Series

Award-winning author Salman Rushdie will open Eastern's 11th Annual Arts and Lecture Series on Oct. 4 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.  The lecture begins at 7 p.m.  Rushdie is the author of more than 10 fictional novels inspired by his homeland of India, as well as a book of stories, "East, West" and three works of nonfiction -- "Imaginary Homelands," "The Jaguar Smile" and "Step Across This Line." 

Other Arts and Lecture events in 2011-12 include Actor Dan Lauria ("Lombardi" and "The Wonder Years"), who visits on Nov. 14; the U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band, which performs on Feb. 15; and Journalist Laura Ling, who will finish off the season on March 13.  For more information, visit www.easternct.edu/artsandlecture.

Rushdie-please-credit-Beowulf Sheehan-PENAmericanCenter.jpg(Rushdie photograph courtesy of Beowulf Sheehan, PEN American Center)

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