Purdue features Books and Coffee on February Thursdays

January 17, 2014  

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. 6.

The 64th 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, cocoa, cookies and brownies will be available from 4-4:30 p.m. Following the 4:30 p.m. presentation, a drawing will be held for prizes, including books, 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. 6. Stewart Center Room, 302/306. Emily L. Allen, an associate professor of English and associated dean of the Honors College, will present "No Impact Man," by Colin Beavan. This book was the selection for the 2013-14 Common Reading Program.

* Feb. 13. Stewart Center Room, 302/306. Sharon D. Solwitz, an associate professor of English, will present "A Visit From the Goon Squad," by Jennifer Egan.

* Feb. 20. Stewart Center Room, 302/306. Dawn F. Stinchcomb, an associate professor of languages and cultures, will present "Claire of the Sea Light," by Edwidge Danticat. This author will speak at Purdue's 2014 Literary Awards on April 17 and more information about the event will be available this spring.

* Feb. 27. Stewart Center Room, 302/306. Shaun F. D. Hughes, professor of English, will present "And the Mountains Echoed," by Khaled Hosseini. 

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

Source: Venetria Patton, an associate professor of English and director of African American Studies Research Center, vpatton@purdue.edu 

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