Author To Talk About Southeast Asia

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CRANFORD—The public is invited to an evening devoted to the culture and history of Southeast Asia as seen from the perspective of author Richard Marranca. The program will take place on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.

Marranca’s recently published novel, Dragon Sutra (Oak Tree Press), unfolds across Southeast Asia. Dragon Sutra is about politics, history, travel, Buddhist monks, the adventure of living, and much else. There will be a slide show, a brief reading from the novel, and a question and answer period.

Marranca was awarded a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as six summer study grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has a doctorate from New York University and is an Assistant Professor of English at Passaic County Community College. In Asia, he studied yoga and meditation, and spent time with a hill tribe.

Marranca will have copies of Dragon Sutra available for purchase and for signing. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library.

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