Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Naomi Shihab Nye

Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Saturday, April 6, 2019
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) will present Naomi Shihab Nye, LR’s Little Read, on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 12 p.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium

Naomi Shihab Nye is the author of this year’s Little Read, The Turtle of Oman. The novel follows the story of Aref Al-Amri, a boy who doesn’t want to move with his family to Ann Arbor, MI from his hometown of Muscat, Oman. He refuses to pack and instead goes on a series of adventures with his grandfather that help Aref build up memories of home. The Turtle of Oman is widely awarded; it won the 2015 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature and was named a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association. A self-described “wandering poet”, over the past forty years Nye has taught writing workshops across the globe and has authored and/or edited short story collections, poetry collections, picture books, novels, and essays. From 2010-2015, she served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She has been recipient of numerous awards, including the Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, four Pushcart Prizes, and the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award.

Sponsors of the 2018-19 VWS include: Barnes & Noble, NC Arts Council, United Arts Council of Catawba County, National Endowment for the Arts, Hickory Hop, Crowne Plaza, Café Rule, Hickory Public Library, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Robert Abbey Fine Lighting.

Mission Statement:

The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University believes that reading is an essential element in the creation of vibrant communities. We invite authors to read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We believe the beauty and power of words help us make sense of the world. Children's writers, mystery writers, essayists, poets, novelists all participate in this celebration of the written and spoken word. We believe that a community of readers is a better community.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Saturday, April 6, 2019 · add to calendar 2019-04-04 09:00:00 2019-04-06 17:00:00 America/New_York Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Naomi Shihab Nye https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423180/lenoir-rhyne-universitys-visiting-writers-series-presents-naomi-shihab-nye Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended in advance for Laila Lalami, Armistead Maupin, and Louise Penny.
Call 828.328.7206 to order.

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