Noted Authors Miller and Newman to Present at Coffee House Reading Series

Duquesne University's Coffee House Reading Series event will bring renowned authors Cathleen Miller and Dave Newman to campus on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m.

Miller, a nonfiction writer and teacher, has traveled the world to write books telling the stories of people and places. Her book, Desert Flower, recounts the story of a woman who left an oppressive life in the African desert, became a house servant, fashion model and human rights ambassador to the United Nations, has sold 11 million copies and has been translated in 55 languages. Miller is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Gold Award and her travel essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times.

Newman is a poet and author of works such as Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children, Please Don't Shoot Anyone Tonight and the poetry collection The Slaughterhouse Poems. His poems and stories have appeared in magazines throughout the world, including Gulf Stream, Word Riot and The New Yinzer.

The Coffee House Reading Series is sponsored by the Department of English, and features the literary works and creative writing of established writers as well as Duquesne students.

For more information on this free, public event at the Genesius Theater, email

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