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Novelist and Alumna to Hold Reading of her Debut Novel

Author and SUNY Plattsburgh alumna Myfanwy Collins ’91 will return to campus to read from her recently published book, “Echolocation,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Commons at Champlain Valley Hall.

The Montreal-born Collins, whose name is pronounced mih-VAN-wee and means “my lovely little one” in Welsh, was raised in the North Country town of Chateaugay, N.Y., and bases her debut novel in upstate New York.

The novel tells the tale of Cheri and Geneva, who grew up in an area not unlike Chateaugay — “on a little patch of nothing made up of dairy farms in the valleys and boarded up iron-ore mines in the mountains,” she says.

Cheri flees that life for the city, leaving Geneva to care for their dying aunt. Her death draws the two back together, forcing them to face their past — and each other.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alexis Levitin, 518-564-2426.

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