Thursday, March 1, 2012

UC Hosts Amy Walman Event as Part of Community-Wide Reading Program

From UC News (reposted):

UC Hosts Event as Part of Community-Wide Reading Program

‘On the Same Page’ author Amy Waldman will lead discussion at the University of Cincinnati on March 5.

Date: 1/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Other Contact: Phyllis Hegner
Other Contact Phone: (513) 369-4571
Photos By: Author's photo by Peter M. van Hatten

UC ingot   Amy Waldman, the featured author of Cincinnati’s 2012  On the Same Page community-wide reading program, will speak at the University of Cincinnati at 7 p.m., Monday, March 5, in the MainStreet Cinema of Tangeman University Center (TUC). The event is free and open to the public. UC Bookstores will sponsor a book signing in the cinema immediately following the event.
Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman

Waldman is author of “The Submission,” which explores how 9/11 has challenged personal convictions and changed the public debate on what it means to be an American. Copies of the book will be available at the event for sale and signing.

The book tells the story of the selection of the winning design for the memorial to honor those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. A jury chose an anonymous winning design, only to discover that the creator of the design was an American Muslim.
Waldman was a city desk reporter for The New York Times and covered the response to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

Waldman’s appearance at UC is sponsored by UC’s Just Community Program and Student Affairs.

First launched in 2002, the On the Same Page community-wide reading program is meant to enhance a sense of community, as well as foster dialogue and an appreciation of reading.

On the Same Page is a project of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and is made possible in part by Friends of the Public Library, UC and Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Other partners include Xavier University, The College of Mount St. Joseph, the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, BRIDGES for a Just Community, the Mercantile Library, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Metro, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Media partners are 91.7 WVXU, the Cincinnati Enquirer and

Reading and book discussions related to On the Same Page will take place in Cincinnati from February through March.

For information about other On the Same Page events, visit the On the Same Page website.

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