Author Alice Sebold Will Speak
at Wellesley College April 20
April 10, 2006
Mass. -- Alice Sebold, author of the
bestseller The Lovely Bones and the memoir Lucky, will present
a lecture Thursday, April 20, at 8 pm in Jewett Arts Center
Auditorium at Wellesley College. After her one-hour talk, there
will be a 30-minute question-and-answer period followed by
a reception and book signing.
The event is sponsored by SAAFE (Sexual Assault Awareness For
Everyone), a group of Wellesley students dedicated to crisis intervention
and the prevention of violence. The Lovely Bones addresses the
rape and murder of a young girl.
“Sebold’s novel is extraordinary because it has commanded
such a wide audience and enjoyed such enormous popularity, said
SAAFE member and senior Samantha Fields. “Sebold’s
style and voice are wonderfully honest, fresh and unique, and she
succeeded in making people fall in love with a book about a subject
that generally would not draw large contingents of readers.” The
book will be made into a film to be released in December 2007.
Alice Sebold to campus in April is also a powerful way of drawing
attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” Fields
added. For more information, call 781-283-2679 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.