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Cumberlands announces Palmer lecturer: Award winning author Natalie Kusz


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The English Department of University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg invites the public to the 2007 Dr. Robert L. Palmer Memorial Lecture to be delivered by award winning author Natalie Kusz.

Kusz is the author of the memoir “Road Song” and has published essays in Harper's, Threepenny Review, McCall's, Real Simple, and other periodicals. Her work has earned, among other honors, a Whiting Writer's Award, a Pushcart Prize, and fellowships from the NEA, the Bush Foundation, and the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. A former faculty member of Bethel College and of Harvard University, she now teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Kusz’s lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 29 in the school’s Gatliff Chapel. For further information call (606) 539-4414 or e-mail

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online programs.