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Author Oates captivates crowd at IMU on Monday

Indiana Daily Student
Feb. 17, 2009

By Ashley Bornancin

The Solarium of the Indiana Memorial Union had rarely been so full as crowd members ranging from teens to elders brushed shoulders to take their seats. Extra chairs were brought in to fill the empty spaces as famed author Joyce Carol Oates took the podium. Andrea Ciccarelli, the director of the College Arts and Humanities Institute, introduced Oates, listing her works and accomplishments, from books and poems to literary criticisms and awards. After Ciccarelli finished the extensive list and described Oates as "extraordinarily prolific," the crowd received her with loud applause.

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