February 7, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass -- Judith Frank, author and associate professor of English at Amherst College, will read from her novel, Crybaby Butch, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Amherst Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

Crybaby Butch is Frank’s first novel. She has published stories in other voices and The Massachusetts Review, and in 2000 she was awarded the fiction prize of the Astraea Foundation’s Emerging Lesbian Writer's Fund. Frank received a Ph.D. in English literature and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Cornell University. Her published work includes the book Common Ground: Eighteenth Century English Satiric Fiction and the Poor.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See The Center’s Website for more information.