March 27, 2014
Start Time: 8 pm
Location: JFK Student Center lounge
Saint Francis University is pleased to announce that novelist Kathleen George will be the university’s Fr. Bede Memorial Lecturer in March. George is a native from the Johnstown area and is in the process of releasing her book The Johnstown Girls.
The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 27, at 8 pm in the JFK Lounge on the university’s campus. George will be giving a sneak-peek of her book and talking about life growing up near Johnstown. Her book will be released nationally a few days after the lecture.
In the fictional tale, George succeeds wonderfully at portraying how shattering events can rearrange the fate of two twins. She also immerses the history of the flood into her heartrending tale. The book is becoming available in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the Great Flood.
George who is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh is also an author of seven mysteries set in Pittsburgh, author of a short story collection called The Man in the Buick, and editor of Pittsburgh Noir.
Copies of The Johnstown Girls will also be sold at the event.
The lecture is free and is open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University’s School of Arts & Letters. The lecture series was established last year in memory of Fr. Bede Hines, beloved professor of English and track coach at Saint Francis for more than four decades.
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