Summer Reading 2012
Meredith College’s Summer Reading Program selection for 2012 is “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls. The memoir has been on the New York Times best-sellers list for more than four years, has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the U.S., been translated into 22 languages, and was named one of the "Top 10 Books of the Decade" by Amazon.com. Walls’ memoir has been taught at universities in courses on literature, psychology, parenting, child development and poverty.
The Summer Reading Program was created to enhance the academic climate on campus and to engage incoming first year students in a shared intellectual endeavor with the entire campus community, including students, faculty, staff and alumnae.
Jeanette Walls will come to campus on August 27, 2012, as part of the Presidential Lecture Series at Meredith College. In addition to the evening lecture at 7 p.m., she will hold a question and answer session on August 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Please note that all freshmen are required to attend the 7 p.m. performance.
Ticket Information for Meredith Students, Faculty and Staff: Tickets will be available in the Jones Auditorium lobby beginning at 3 p.m. on August 27 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Meredith students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive one ticket and will be required to show a Meredith College ID.
Beginning at 6 p.m., any remaining tickets will be available to members of the public. Once the auditorium is full, guests will be invited to view the lecture from Jones Chapel. Faculty and staff members are invited to sit with their guest(s) in the satellite location.
A reception will be held following the lecture in the Johnson Hall Rotunda. This reception is open to all guests.