February event features 62nd Books and Coffee

January 24, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Books and Coffee series, co-sponsored by Purdue University's Department of English and the Purdue Student Union Board, will begin Feb. 7.

The 62nd annual Books and Coffee will be held from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday in February. The events are free and open to the public. Free coffee, tea and cocoa will be available from 4-4:30 p.m. Following the 4:30 p.m. presentation, a drawing will be held for prizes donated by local businesses.

The presentations are for a general audience so people who have not read the books are welcome to attend the events, said Venetria Patton, Books and Coffee coordinator.

The location, speakers and book selections are:

* Feb. 7. Stewart Center, Room 302/306. Derek Pacheco, an assistant professor of English, will present "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn.

* Feb. 14. Stewart Center, Room 302/306. Phillip Dunston, professor of civil engineering, will present "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

* Feb. 21. Stewart Center, Room 302/306. Patrocinio Schweickart, professor of English and women's studies, will present "The Buddha in the Attic," by Julie Otsuka.

* Feb. 28. Stewart Center, Room 302/306. Venetria Patton, an associate professor of African American studies and English, will present "Safe Haven," by Nicholas Sparks.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Venetria Patton, 765-494-2151, vpatton@purdue.edu

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