Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris to visit UNT

Friday, September 17, 2004

DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas will present an evening with bestselling author E. Lynn Harris at 7 p.m. October 11, 2004 (Monday) in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located at Interstate Highway 35 at North Texas Boulevard.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by spoken word artists Trinidad. 

 The event, "Achieving One's Dreams," includes dialogue and a book signing with Harris and Trinidad immediately following the program.  Sponsored by the UNT Division of Equity and Diversity, the event is held in celebration of National Coming Out Day, which celebrates gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in America.

Harris is best known for such works as Invisible Life, Just As I Am, If This World Were Mine and Abide With Me.  His novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and Los Angeles Times.  Harris has also won numerous awards and honors including the Sprague Todes Literary Award and the Harvey Milk Honorary Diploma.

Students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $10 and the cost for the general public is $15 at the Murchison Box Office.  The first 250 students will receive one free ticket to the program.  Tickets may also be purchased online at www.music.unt.edu/tickets or by calling (940) 369-7802.

The University Bookstore will be on hand to sell books and CDs to be signed by Harris and Trinidad.

For additional information, visit www.unt.edu/edo or contact Dr. Dan Emenheiser at (940) 565-2456.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108