PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University English Department continues its 2002-2003 Visiting Writer Series April 16 with a reading by memoirist Judy Blunt.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. in the WSU Museum of Art at the Fine Arts Center. A reception and book signing will follow.

Blunt, author of the memoir “Breaking Clean,” spent more than 30 years on wheat farms and cattle ranches in Northeastern Montana before attending the University of Montana in 1986. “Breaking Clean” earned a 1997 PEN/Jerard Fun Award for a work in progress and a 2001 Whiting Writer’s Award.

Kirkus Reviews called the work a “profound and profoundly moving novel…No biological sketch of Blunt…can convey the depth of this literary achievement”

Copies of “Breaking Clean” are available for purchase at The Bookie.