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California writer at CSUB
  March 30, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

Los Angeles based fiction writer Greg Chandler will give a reading at California State University, Bakersfield on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Albertson Room in the Doré Theatre. Chandler is the second reader in the California Writers Series, which aims to bring California writers to campus on a regular basis.

"We hope to do this once a quarter," said Emerson Case, CSUB English professor. "We would like to bring individuals here to the campus the students wouldn't normally be exposed to."

Chandler, a California native, has a bachelor's in English from the University of Southern California and a master's in fine arts from Columbia University. Currently, Chandler lives and writes in Pasadena where he is on staff at the Boston Court Theatre.

Chandler has published short stories in The Barcelona Review, The Wag, New Times Los Angeles, and Southern Ocean Review. His screenplay, "Soda Pop," was made into a movie and screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide. His play, "The Hurricane Party," was staged at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles in 1993. His first novel, "Bee's Tree," is currently under consideration by a number of publishers.

The California Writer Series is sponsored by the Xi Tau Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta – the honor society for the English department.

For more information, please contact Case at (661) 654-6281.