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Media Advisory — November 5, 2007

Poets Dara Wier and James Tate
To Speak at the Harry Ransom Center

EVENT: Celebrated poets Dara Wier and James Tate, whose archives are housed at the Ransom Center, will visit the Ransom Center for a poetry reading.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

WHERE: The Harry Ransom Center is on the corner of 21st and Guadalupe streets on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Maps of campus are available online.

BACKGROUND: The Ransom Center recently acquired materials related to the life and career of writer and poet Dara Wier. The archive contains manuscript material related to longtime companion and collaborator James Tate, whose papers already reside at the Ransom Center. Tate won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Selected Poems" in 1992.

Seating is free, but limited.



Media Contacts for members of the press

Jennifer Tisdale
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: 512-471-8949
Cell: 512-921-0845
Fax: 512-471-9646

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin TX 78713-7219

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