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Author, Rachel Manley Comes to Bentley College for Creative Writing Forum

November 20, 2000

Waltham, Mass.- On Monday, December 4, Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (Governor General's Award-Winner for Non-Fiction in 1997), Slipstream and more will be reading at Bentley College. Manley, a former Bunting Fellow for Literature at Radcliffe College who now lives in Canada is the daughter of Michael Manley, three-time prime minister of Jamaica.

The program is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Adamian Academic Center Commons on the Bentley College campus at 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Manley will be reading from her latest book, Slipstream: A Daughter Remembers, a book that chronicles a daughter's life with a famous father who succumbs slowly and painfully to cancer.

"Slipstream is an utterly beautiful book. The combination of exquisite language and raw emotion moved me deeply. I must confess that I was in tears by the end of it-something that I haven't done while reading for a long, long time. I am certain this book will find a place in a lot of hearts."-Anita Rau Badami

If you would like further information on the reading, please contact George Ellenbogen, Professor of English, at Bentley College at 781-891-2960. Directions to Bentley College are available by phone at 781/891-2100, or on the Web at

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