Oct 08, 2012

Visiting Writers Series Hosts Author Patricia McCormick

(Newport News, Va.) - Patricia McCormickThe CNU Visiting Writers Series will host award-winning author Patricia McCormick on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the David Student Union Ballroom. McCormick will read excerpts from her books and discuss writing for young adults with a focus on social issues. The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

McCormick is a 2006 finalist for the National Book Award and the author of four critically acclaimed novels: Purple Heart, a suspenseful psychological novel that explores the killing of a 10-year-old boy in Iraq; Sold, a deeply moving account of sexual trafficking; My Brother’s Keeper, a realistic view of teenage substance abuse and Cut, an intimate portrait of one girl’s struggle with self-injury. McCormick was named a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in 2004. She is also the winner of the 2009 German Peace Prize for Youth Literature. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, McCormick lives in New York.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations

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