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Westminster College to Bring Pulitzer-Winning Author to Campus, Sept. 28

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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Westminster College will welcome Pulitzer-winning author Geraldine Brooks to campus on Sept. 28 in collaboration with the campus’ first year student inquiry program.

At 7 p.m. in Orr Auditorium, Brooks will present “People of the Book: Science, Imagination and the Liberal Arts,” an hour-long discussion that will focus on her New York Times bestseller “People of the Book.” An 8:15 p.m. book signing will follow in Witherspoon Rooms of McKelvey Campus Center.

The lecture and book signing are free and open to the public.                 

Brooks has authored “People of the Book” along with “The Secret Chord, “Caleb’s Crossing,” “March,” “Year of Wonders,” “Nine Parts of Desire,” “Foreign Correspondence,” and “The Idea of Home.”

“Brooks has a fascinating way of combining knowledge from multiple fields with a lively imagination to tell a fascinating story,” said Dr. Shannon Smithey, associate professor of political science and event coordinator. “She's a great example of what a liberal arts perspective can accomplish.”

The event is sponsored in part by an endowment from the Heinz Foundation.

For more information about the visit, contact Smithey at or 724-946-6247.