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Bentley College Creative Writing Forum Presents Andrew Steinmetz

October 11, 2001

WALTHAM, Mass.- Author and poet Andrew Steinmetz will read selections from his recently published book Wardlife: The Apprenticeship of a Young Writer as a Hospital Clerk and new poetry on Monday, October 22, 2001 at Bentley College. Part of Bentley College's Creative Writing Forum fall series, the event will be held at 8:00 p.m. in The Commons at the Adamian Academic Center.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Steinmetz is a jack-of-all-trades- author, songwriter, singer, poet and librarian. He spent nine years as a ward clerk in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room of a major Montreal hospital and recorded what he saw as diary entries, snippets of conversation and sketches during downtime. His so-called 'practice pieces' are collected in this book.

"The ICU is a perfect workspace for a writer- bright, quiet, controlled- and it was there that I set down, on hospital stationary, rapid sketches and the first drafts of Wardlife," said Steinmetz of his first book.

Steinmetz's poetry has been published in American and Canadian magazines. He now divides his time between the Montreal Neurological Hospital, where he manages a patient information resource center, and his writing.

Directions to Bentley College are available by calling 781-891-2100 or on the web at

WHO: Andrew Steinmetz, author and poet

WHAT: Readings from his recently published book Wardlife and selected poetry

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2001, 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Commons, Adamian Academic Center, Bentley College, Waltham, MA


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