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St. Gregory's sets lecture by cancer survivor

Published: September 24, 2008
SHAWNEE — Attorney and cancer survivor Jim Chastain will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Gregory's University, 1900 W MacArthur.

Chastain is a writer, film critic and attorney for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. The theme for his lecture is "When bad things happen to good writers.” He also will talk about his book, "I Survived Cancer, but Never Won the Tour de France.”

Chastain was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 at age 37. He lost his right arm to the disease. His book and poetry reflect his fight against cancer with honesty and humor. He has written for Oklahoma Today and is the founding member of Oklahoma Film Critic's Circle.

Admission is free. The lecture is in the Shawnee Community Room in the student union.

For more information, call Kim Davidson at 878-5481.