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Save the Date for Talking in the Library Fall Semester Speakers

talkinginthelibrary2016

 

September 22, 2016

Sana Mustafa –Syrian Student and Activist

Where: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center/RWU Library (4:30 PM)

in association with the School of Justice Studies

Sana Mustafa is a young Syrian woman, who a few years ago had been active in democratic politics and protests as a college student in Damascus. As coincidence would have it, she was at the MEPI program at RWU during that period when she learned her father had disappeared, and she’d been told not to return to Syria. In the meanwhile, her remaining family escaped to Turkey. Thus began quite an odyssey for her. Currently, she is a student at Bard, but has worked at the UN, given talks worldwide about her experiences, etc.

 

For more on Sana: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/syrian-student-i-knew-i-could-never-move-forward-without-he

 

October 5, 2016

Dawn Tripp – Novelist

Where: Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI (7:00 PM)

in collaboration with Rogers Free Library and the Jane Bodell Endowment

Dawn Tripp’s fourth novel Georgia is a national bestseller, described as “magical and provocative” by USA Today. Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, Tripp is the author of three previous novels: Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, and Game of Secrets, a Boston Globe bestseller. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and NPR. She graduated from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her family. For more about Dawn: http://www.dawntripp.com

 

 

November 2, 2016

Archer Mayor –Crime Novelist

Where: Where: Mary Tefft White Cultural Center/RWU Library (4:30 PM)

in association with the School of Justice Studies

Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “the best police procedurals being written in America.” He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction—the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor’s 22nd Joe Gunther novel, TAG MAN, earned a place on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction. For more on Archer: http://archermayor.com/about/