Tickets to King's apperance at the Seven Days of Opening Nights arts festival

Posted: February 13, 2006, 23:29:37

Stephen King fans, get ready to lunge like Cujo for a chance to see the master of horror.

Tickets to hear King speak as a last-minute addition to Florida State University's eighth annual Seven Days of Opening Nights arts festival will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Valentine's Day.

The best-selling author of such scary classics as "Carrie," "The Shining" and "Cujo," will give a talk at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 in Ruby Diamond Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for students and $15 for the general public.

King agreed to step in as a substitute for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo ("Empire Falls"), who canceled his appearance last week because of a medical emergency in his family.

"The best and most efficient way to purchase King tickets is online at or," FSU special-projects director Fran Conaway said.

Orders also can be placed by calling 644-6500 or in person at the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office, corner of Copeland and Call streets.

All tickets purchased earlier for the Russo reading will be honored at the King appearance, which is open-seating. Those who wish to get a full refund for their Russo tickets should contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

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