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Cumberlands Announces Palmer Lecture


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 Knoxville, Tenn., novelist Catherine Landis, author of “Some Days There’s Pie” and “Harvest.”

Landis grew up in Chattanooga and received her B.A. in English from Davidson College in 1978. Following her graduation form Davidson, Landis worked as a newspaper reporter in New Bern, N.C., and then for KET in Lexington. After becoming a mother, Landis decided to stay home to raise her children and to write full time.

Landis’ first professional success came when she won the Leslie Garrett Prize for fiction award by the Knoxville Writer’s Guild in 1994. Since then she has authored two novels, “Some Days There’s Pie” and “Harvest,” both published by St. Martin’s Press. Landis is currently nearing completion of a third novel.

Since her writing occupies most of her free time, Landis admits to having few hobbies, but she does enjoy walking, swimming, hiking, reading, and traveling. Landis is married, has two grown sons and a dog and resides in Knoxville.

Catherine Landis’ lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture will be at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, February 27 in the school’s Kohn Theatre of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center. 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 and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.