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Passanante to visit CofI as part of the First Year Experience

2007. 09. 17.

CALDWELL – Joy Passanante, the University of Idaho's associate director of creative writing, will visit Albertson College of Idaho (ACI) and read her recently published essay "Annabel Before the War: Only What I See," as part of the First Year Experience program at the College.

Passanante's reading is Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall and is open to the public.

Passanante is the first of three authors who will visit campus as part of the First Year Experience. John Rember, ACI's writer-at-large, will be on campus Oct. 1, and Anthony Doerr, author of the First Year Experience book "The Shell Collector," will be at CofI on Nov. 7.

The First Year Experience is designed to connect students personally, academically and socially with their peers and with ACI. The First Year Book is part of the program and provides a shared experience for faculty, staff and all first-year students.

Joy Passanante is the winner of two Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowships and an Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellowship. "Annabel Before the War: Only What I See" is based on her Orthodox Jewish aunt Annabel Drazen Rosenbloom's journey to France and Italy in 1937 on an art history scholarship.

In her work for this essay, Passanante traced her aunt's steps in Paris. The essay spans 70 years and delves into the worlds of history, politics, photography, anti-Semitism and art.

During her reading on Sept. 20, Passanante will also show some of Rosenbloom's photographs from 1937 and her more recent artwork.