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Tuesday, February 15th, poet and author Heather Sellers will read from and discuss her work (poetry and nonfiction) as part of SVSU's Voices in the Valley Series. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Founder's Hall on the Campus of Saginaw Valley State University, from 7-9pm.

Sellers' memoir You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know was a Michigan Notable Book of 2010 and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice book. During  her reading from this book, Sellers will explain about her rare neurological disorder called face blindness. Appearing on television talk shows and on the lecture circuit, Sellers has spread the word about this condition, which she likens to a form of visual dyslexia and which is now only beginning to be understood. As she states at her website, in the process of writing this memoir she "discovered a deeper truth: that even in the most flawed circumstances, love may be seen and felt."

Additionally, Sellers will read some of her poetry and talk about the process of writing a memoir. A question and answer session will follow.