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SUNDAYS, APRIL 3, 10, 17 AND 24 AT 4:30 PM

Books & Co. returns in April for its 14th season with four new authors. The Eight, Arizona PBS production explores the craft of writing from the author's perspective. Nationally acclaimed author and Arizona State University Regents Professor of English Alberto Rios serves as host. The discussions capture candid moments as authors talk about their current projects and the writing process itself. Books & Co. airs Sundays beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.

The programs will air as follows:

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Author: Anne Rice | Featured book titles : Angel Time and Of Love and Evil

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Author: Heidi Durrow | Featured book title : The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Author: Sherman Alexie | Featured book title: War Dances

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Author: Carolyn O'Bagy Davis | Featured book title: Hopi Summer

An Eight original production made possible by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.