The English Department's Literary Festival brings to campus author Julie Schumacher on Thursday, April 14. Schumacher, professor of English at the University of Minnesota and the author of Dear Committee Members, will give a reading at 8 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre with a book signing to follow. Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, reveals the life of creative writing professor Jason Fitger through a series of hilarious (if passive-aggressive) letters of recommendation he writes for his students and colleagues. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. Visit julieschumacher.com to learn more about the author. For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Brown.