Dr. Hill and students

‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ author Arthur Golden to speak at 11 a.m. convocation today

The Novel Experience program

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Author Arthur Golden, on the set of the movie based on his book "Memoirs of a Geisha"

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Arthur Golden, author of the international best seller “Memoirs of a Geisha,” will speak at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 27) in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building at Wofford College. 

Golden's talk will be for The Novel Experience Convocation. “Memoirs of a Geisha” was the novel read by first-year students this year.

He also spoke on Monday evening in a program co-sponsored by the Friends of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

The Novel Experience is one of the highlights of orientation for first-year students. Students read a novel throughout the summer and discuss the book at Spartanburg restaurants during the first week of classes. The book is the basis of the first essay written in their humanities classes, from which the top essays are published and distributed at convocation. The convocation features the author who discusses the book with the students.