Monday, July 16, 2012

William Least Heat-Moon Calls for Action in Response to Proposed Closure of MU Press

The proposed closure of the Missoui University Press or reorganization of the press into a new model continues to enrage and sadden writers, educators, alumni, and others passionate about saving the respected press.

In yesterday's Columbia Daily Tribune, William Least Heat-Moon, MU alumni and acclaimed writer and teacher, spoke out against the move and called on others to take action.

At the conclusion of his passionate column, "Fit for Print," he offered a five-figure initial donation to establish an endowment to continue the press in its present form "if the proposal for closure is rescinded." He also called others to join him "with a contribution appropriate to their means."

Least Heat-Moon is best-selling author of "Blue Highways" and "Roads to Quoz." His latest book, "Here, There, Everywhere," is slated for release later this year by Little Brown and Company.

3 comments:

  1. We loved BLUE HIGHWAYS! It's wonderful that William Least Heat-Moon is stepping up to the plate and taking action to save a long time and highly acclaimed university press.

    I didn't know about his forthcoming book. Thanks, Donna, for sharing!

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  2. Hooray for William Least Heat-Moon. That's a true hero.

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