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Reed College's Fall 2005 Visiting Writer's Series continues on November 3 with author Greg Bottoms



Greg Bottoms, a writer whose first book, the memoir "Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into Madness," was an " Esquire Book of the Year" in 2000, will read selections from his work, answer questions from the audience, and sign books.


8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.


Psychology Auditorium, Room 105, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland (Use East Parking Lot off Woodstock Blvd.)


Free and open to the public.


For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website at or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

Greg Bottoms

Bottoms' first book, the memoir Angelhead: My Brother's Descent into Madness, was an Esquire"Book of the Year" in 2000. Sentimental, Heartbroken Rednecks: Stories, which blurs across the genres of memoir, the essay, and fiction, was published in 2001 to wide critical acclaim. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Oxford American, Salon, Creative Nonfiction, The North American, and elsewhere, and his criticism regularly appears in Bookforum. He is currently completing The Colorful Apocalypse, a travel narrative about his visits and interviews with three Christian fundamentalist Outsider artists in the U.S. An assistant professor of English at the University of Vermont, he now lives in northwestern New England.


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