Alice Carey to Present Reading at UB on March 17 as Part of WBFO "Meet the Author" Series

Release Date: February 25, 2003

BUFFALO, NY -- Alice Carey, author of "I'll Know It When I See It: A Daughter's Search for Home in Ireland," will give a reading from her book at 7 p.m. March 17 in the auditorium of Allen Hall located on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

Carey's reading will be broadcast live on WBFO 88.7 FM, UB's National Public Radio affiliate and will be presented as part of the station's "Meet the Author" series. It will be free and open to the public.

The reading will be presented by WBFO in cooperation with Talking Leaves Books and just buffalo literary center. A reception and book signing will take place following the reading. Bert Gambini, WBFO music director, will be the host.

Carey's "I'll Know It When I See It" is the witty and rueful examination of her struggles to make sense of -- and peace with -- her recollections of a bittersweet past. It is a book certain to appeal to anyone who's ever loved, lost and reclaimed a home of their own.

Alice Carey, a former substitute schoolteacher and musical theater performer, has written for a variety of publications. She divides her time between New York City and West Cork, Ireland. This is her first book.

The series will continue with Chet Ramo, author of "The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through The Universe," on April 28 at 7 p.m. in Allen Hall.

The "Meet the Author" series is an interactive, public lecture series geared toward those with a passion for learning, accurate authoritative commentary and open civic discourse. Individual programs allow the community to convene and share ideas with an important literary contributor to society.

Past participants have included Ashley Kahn, author of a book on John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" album; Lauren Belfer, author of "City of Light;" Frank DeFord, NPR commentator, sports writer/commentator and author of "Don't Get Me Started," and Craig Wilson, USA Today columnist and author of "It's the Little Things: An Appreciation of Life's Simple Pleasures."

The audio from Meet the Author events is archived on WBFO's Web site at http://www.wbfo.buffalo.edu/programming/authors.php3.