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Dave Schimke, editor in chief, 612-338-5040 ext. 325,
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager, 785-274-4304, 

Austin Writer Featured in National Magazine
Randa Jarrar’s article on writing about a complex family reprinted in Utne Reader 

AUSTIN, Texas (June 8, 2010) — Randa Jarrar’s article “Loosely Based,” will be featured in the July-August issue of Utne Reader, on newsstands June 22.

The article explores the complexities — and risk — authors face when they choose to write about family members. Jarrar’s work originally appeared in make/shift, a publication which creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis and visual art.

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