Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


March 1, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University sophomore Susan Sides, the daughter of Jack D. Sides Jr. and Gail Sides of Highland Park, will participate in the Arts & Letters Live "Hot Newcomers" series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Club Dada, 2720 Elm Street.

"Arts & Letters Live," presented by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, is widely acknowledged as a major contribution to Dallas' cultural life and has showcased 240 regional, national and international writers, often in combination with performing or visual arts. "Hot Newcomers" was established to highlight the talents of creative writing students in the North Texas area. The event is free and open to the public.

Sides will read her short story, "Things With Big Human Eyes," about a young man's struggle to connect with people, complicated by his hunger for connection.

Seeking a double major in English/creative writing and psychology, Sides, 20, is a 2000 graduate of Highland Park High School. Her goal is to be a clinical psychologist and a novelist.

Arts & Letters Live is underwritten by the Hoglund Foundation, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and the series' major donors. Season sponsor is The Dallas Morning News. For more information call (214) 922-1220.