BRIEFS Award-winning writer to speak in Plainview

PLAINVIEW -- Michael Kiesow Moore, a fiction writer and journalist, will be the featured reader at this month's Third Wednesday reading at the Rural America Writers' Center, 412 West Broadway in Plainview.

Moore has published short stories and essays in Water-Stone, Evergreen Chronicles and The James White Review. He was also granted a 1998 artist fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board and participated in a Loft Gay and Lesbian Inroads program.

When he's not earning his living as an editor, he writes opera librettos, paints, performs and teaches writing.

The talk by Moore begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 534-2900.


Author signing

Jeff Taylor of Rochester, author of "Where Did the Party Go?: William Jennings Bryan, Hubert Humphrey, and the Jeffersonian Legacy," will sign the book from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes &; Noble bookstore, 15 First St. S.W. in Rochester.

Taylor, who teaches political science at Rochester Community &; Technical College, looks at the philosophical underpinnnings that have changed the Democratic party and how it has lost its place in middle America.

The book was recently released by University of Missouri Press.

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