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5/1/2003 Salem author to read from

McMINNVILLE ? Dick Lutz, a Salem author, will present a reading and slide show Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield College.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Lutz will read from "Patagonia, At the Bottom of the World." His talk will also include a slide show. The book centers on Patagonia, the area at the southern tip of South America, and contains an account of a trip to the region and information about the wildlife, history, extinct Indians and present situation. In spite of Patagonia being one of the most under-populated areas in the world, it contains the southernmost city on earth. A land of penguins, guanacos and the two largest birds in the world ? the Andean Condor and the Wandering Albatross ? this area contains thousands of glaciers and other thrilling sights.

Lutz, a clinical social worker, has been writing and publishing for the past 25 years. He has written six books including "Komodo, The Living Dragon," which he co-authored with daughter J. Marie Lutz, and "Hidden Amazon."

Lutz, along with his wife, Mary, own and operate Dimi Press which publishes books on unusual nature subjects. Lutz is currently writing a book about the tuatara, a peculiar reptile that lives only in New Zealand. He is also preparing to publish a book by an ornithologist about an unusual kind of hawk.

The reading is sponsored by Linfield's Northup Library and the Friends of McMinnville Public Library. For more information, call 503-883-2517.