Troy University Library to celebrate faculty authors during Sept. 20 event

Tuesday's event will feature lectures by TROY faculty authors in a celebration of the written word at the Troy Campus Library.

Tuesday's event will feature lectures by TROY faculty authors in a celebration of the written word at the Troy Campus Library.

Troy University Libraries will celebrate faculty authors on Tuesday, Sept. 20 during a day-long lecture series at the Troy Campus library.

Wordfest, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature lectures by each faculty author followed by audience questions and book give aways. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Scheduled speakers are:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m., Dr. Michael Slobodchikoff and Dr. Doug Davis, authors of “The Challenge of NATO”
  • 10 – 10:45 a.m., Dr. Allen Mendenhall, author of “Of Bees & Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer” and “Shouting Softly”
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Dr. Chris Shaffer, author of “Moon over Sasova”
  • Noon – 12:45 p.m., Dr. Kirk Curnutt, author of “Dixie Noir”
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m., Micah Mattix, author of “Christian Poetry in America Since 1840
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m., Dr. Dan Puckett, author of “In the Shadow of Hitler”
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m., Dr. Robin O’Sullivan “American Organic.”

The event is part of the observance of Banned Books Week, and Dr. Christopher Shaffer, Dean of Library Services, said is intended to celebrate the written word.

“At the University Libraries, we are trying to broadened the lens of Banned Book Week so that it not only brings awareness to dangers of censorship but also places a larger significance on the written word,” Dr. Shaffer said. “This event seeks to celebrate the University’s faculty authors and provide recognition and promotion of their work.”

The Troy Campus library will also have student artwork on display throughout Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24.

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