Cynthia Leitich Smith, the best-selling author of young adult Gothic books "Tantalize" and "Eternal," will present "Talking Back to Bram: Reinventing Gothics" on June 26, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Ballroom C.

She is faculty member at the Vermont College M.F.A. program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.  Leitich Smith is the award winning author of "Jingle Dancer," Indian Shoes," and "Rain is Not My Indian Name."

Sponsored by University Libraries and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Special "Meet the Author" sessions, for younger readers, will be held Friday-Saturday, June 25-26 in the Student Union Building, Ballroom C, at 1:30 p.m. Participation is limited to 50 students for each session. Registration must be completed by June 18.

For more information contact Mary Alice Tsosie at 277-8922 or

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