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Television writer coming to the Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. - Television, nonfiction and fiction writer Philip Gerard is the featured reader at the St. Andrews Writers' Forum Thursday.

A man of many talents, Gerard has published fiction and nonfiction in numerous magazines, including the New England Review and Hayden's Ferry Review. The Delaware native is the author of three novels: Hatteras Light, Cape Fear Rising and Desert Kill, and two books of nonfiction: Brilliant Passage and Creative Nonfiction - Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life.

His books, The Patron Saint of Dreams and Other Essays and River Run: Adventuring through History, Nature, and Politics Down the Cape Fear to the Sea, are coming out in 2012.

He has written nine half-hour shows for Globe Watch, an international affairs program for PBS-affiliate WUNC-TV, Chapel Hill. He has scripted two hour-long environmental documentaries, one of which won a Silver Reel of Merit from the International Television Association in 1994. Two of his weekly radio essays have been broadcast on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He is currently doing a series of monthly narratives for Our State as well as radio essays.

Gerard teaches in the BFA and MFA Programs of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. An avid musician, Gerard incorporates bluegrass, folk, country and original compositions into his readings, playing six and 12-string guitar, dobro, banjo and pedal steel guitar.

Free and open to the public, the Writers' Forum begins at 8 p.m. in Orange Main Lounge.

For more information about the Writers' Forum, creative writing at St. Andrews or the St. Andrews College Press, call 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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