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Rick Bragg to speak for Ala. student fundraiser

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A student-run magazine at the University of Alabama is getting some fundraising help from a professor who's also a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/Wie8AI ) Rick Bragg, a former correspondent for The New York Times, will speak at an event March 6. Tickets are $8 for students and faculty and $12 for the general public, with proceeds going to Alpine Living, a travel magazine led by university students.

Alan Alexander, the magazine's managing editor, calls Bragg "a great storyteller" who should draw a large crowd.

Bragg won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996 and has written several books. He now teaches magazine and feature writing at the university in Tuscaloosa.

 

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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