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Author Geraldine Brooks Speaks at Wofford College Sept. 16

Thursday, September 11, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC – Geraldine Brooks, author of "A Year of Wonders," will be on the Wofford College campus on Tuesday, Sept. 16, for two appearances, both open to the public.

Brooks' book was the selection for the "Novel Experience" freshman reading program this year. All incoming freshmen read the book over the summer, and joined their Humanities sections as part of orientation/start of school at a local restaurant to discuss the book. Each student wrote an essay, answering the question, "Why is this a year of wonders?" One essay from each Humanities section was selected and will be published.

This is the second year for this unique program, which brings the author of the freshman reading book onto campus to interact with the students. Last year, Charles Johnson, author of “Middle Passages,” spoke.

Brooks will speak at the "Novel Experience" convocation on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Leonard Auditorium. She also will do a reading at 7:30 p.m. in McMillan Theater in the Campus Life Building. Both events are open to the public and are free.