Friday, January 30, 2009

Albright College to celebrate John Updike

Albright College in Reading, Pa., will celebrate the life and works of Berks County native John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who died this week at age 76.

The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. in Kachel Chapel, Teel Hall, and is open to the public.

Updike, who published more than 50 books, including "Rabbit, Run" "Rabbit Is Rich" and "Rabbit At Rest," was awarded an honorary doctor of letters from Albright College in 1982.

Those who attend the celebration are invited to talk about favorite Updike works, read favorite passages, and share thoughts on his life and death, according to a release issued by the school.

Kachel Chapel is in Albright College's Teel Hall, located along Union Street in Reading.

For more information, call the College Relations Office at 610-921-7526. The college's Web site is

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