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Award-winning author examines social issues

POSTED: March 20, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Social issues such as racism, teen pregnancy and poverty are themes running through the pages of young adult books by Virginia Euwer Wolff.

Now, the award-winning author will discuss the same topics as the inaugural speaker for a new lecture series titled “Social Ethics Meets Creativity and Innovation” at Piedmont College. The discussion will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Swanson Center Screening Room at the Demorest campus. She also will talk about how three 20th-century figures have dealt with social issues in their lives.

During Wolff’s two-day visit, the college will host a reception with a reading and book signing from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.

Both events are free. Copies of her books will be available at the events and in the college bookstore.

Wolff is the winner of the 2011 Phoenix Award for her novel “The Mozart Season.” Her 2001 novel, “True Believer,” won the National Book Award, and her newest novel for young adults, “This Full House,” is on the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer List. Her other books include “Probably Still Nick Swansen” and “Bat 6.”


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