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Professor David Mason to be featured on Canadian radio

Colorado College English Professor David Mason recently completed his first opera libretto, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," to music by acclaimed American composer Lori Laitman. Jona Rapoport, host of the weekly radio show "Art & Fine Living with Jona," will interview Mason on Sunday, Sept. 14 and on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Montreal-based program, which showcases some of the world's renowned and emerging talents in music, theater, cinema, dance, literature and visual arts, can be accessed via live stream at www.radio-shalom.ca. The opera, commissioned by the University of Arkansas, will have its world premiere on Nov. 6 in Conway, Ark.

Mason's 2007 verse novel "Ludlow" was named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

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