PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Department of English continues its 2002 Visiting Writer Series with renowned scholar, author and lecturer Alfred Hebegger, Oct. 15-16.

Habegger, professor emeritus at the University of Kansas, will present a noon colloquium in Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room, Oct.15, and a paper at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16, in the WSU Museum of Art. Both events are free and open to the public.

A former Fulbright Fellow, he has authored several acclaimed biographies, including his most recent “The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr.” and “My Wars are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson.”

Habegger’s fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Southern Review and The Heath Anthology of Literature.

For more information, contact Peter Chilson of WSU’s Department of English at (509) 335-2163.