Author of UNCW’s 2012 Common Reading Program Selection Ten Letters Visits Campus
Monday, September 10, 2012
Eli Saslow, author of Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, will be on campus Sept. 10-11 as part of Synergy, UNC Wilmington's Common Reading Experience.
Ten Letters, UNCW's 2012 Synergy selection, features the personal stories of 10 individuals who wrote letters to President Barack Obama. The Synergy program helps build community by encouraging the entire campus, particularly the freshman class, to read one book together. Saslow's Sept. 10 schedule includes small group discussions with the Cornerstone Learning Community and a meeting with The Seahawk student newspaper staff.
On Sept. 11, he will participate in "Rock the Vote with Eli," 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Commons Amphitheatre. Saslow plans to sign books and meet informally with students during the event, which is co-sponsored by the Synergy Common Reading Experience, the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), Student Government Association (SGA), Transition Programs, University College and the Division of Student Affairs.
Saslow, a staff writer at The Washington Post, covered the 2008 presidential campaign and chronicled the president's life inside the White House. He is a former sportswriter and award-winning writer who served as the University of Montana's School of Journalism 2010 T. Anthony Poller Distinguished Professor, where he taught a course in narrative non-fiction writing and delivered keynote lecture, "Inside the Bubble: Covering President Obama."
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