Meredith College’s 2014 Summer Reading Program selection is Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings. Alumnae are invited to read along with the campus community. The historical fiction novel tells the story of the Grimke sisters, who were abolitionists and supporters of women’s rights in 1830s. It is richly descriptive, and the alternating narrators – … Continue reading Participate in Meredith’s Summer Reading Program!
As part of her visit to Meredith’s campus, author Gwendolyn Oxenham treated students in the department of English to an inspiring discussion of writing and creativity. Oxenham spoke about the process of crafting her memoir, Finding the Game, and shared writing tips and prompts to help students enliven details in their writing. The author also … Continue reading Summer Reading Author Participates in English Department Programs
Gwendolyn Oxenham, author of “Finding the Game,” will speak at Meredith College on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Oxenham’s book was Meredith’s 2013 Summer Reading Program selection. “Finding the Game” and the accompanying documentary follow Oxenham and her friends around the world in search of pickup soccer, reflecting a unique … Continue reading Summer Reading Author Gwendolyn Oxenham to Speak at Meredith
The Summer Reading Program Committee is pleased to announce the title selected for the fall of 2013: Finding the Game by Gwendolyn Oxenham, and its companion video, Pelada. The film documents Oxenham’s travels around the world to find pick-up soccer games and players passionate about the sport. The book expands upon the many cultural encounters … Continue reading 2013 Summer Reading Book Selected
Jeannette Walls, author of Meredith College’s 2012 Summer Reading Book selection “The Glass Castle,” will speak at Meredith early in the Fall 2012 semester. Walls’ lecture, titled “The Glass Castle: Demon Hunting and Other Life Lessons,” will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.In “The Glass Castle,” Walls describes … Continue reading Summer Reading Author Jeannette Walls to Speak at Meredith