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June 12, 2001


The University of New Mexico Bookstore will feature three authors during its Lecture Under the Stars 2001 series. The free talks will be held on consecutive Mondays in July at 7:30 p.m. in Woodward Hall, room 101.

On July 16, David Dunaway, UNM professor of writing and broadcasting, presents "Across the Tracks - A Route 66 Story" chronicling the history and people of America's most famous and beloved road. The lecture will air on public radio stations nationwide beginning in July and is the title of Dunaway's new book, due out this fall. Dunaway is the prize-winning author of six volumes of history and biography.

On July 23, Anthony Conforti, 20-year veteran of television news and producer of Meso-American documentaries, is author of "Acalan," his first published work. The book chronicles the adventures of two historical characters in search of the mystery of the ancient Maya, journeys that lead to the enigmatic crystal skull.

On July 30, Tey Marianna Nunn, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, discusses her book "Sin Nombre," which honors the hundreds of Hispano artists in New Mexico who created works of art for the WPA/ New Deal programs, but until now remained nameless.

The lecture series has been sponsored by the UNM Bookstore since 1992.


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