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Two alumni authors pose with their most recent books.

Alumni Authors Back on Campus

Alumni authors R. Sam Garrett, SPA/BA '00, SPA/MA '03, SPA/PhD '05, and Saltanat Liebert, SPA/PhD '07, pose with their books at a recent alumni author event hosted by the School of Public Affairs.

American University alumni write, edit, and publish impressive works all over the world. The new Alumni Book Club Series, launched in September 2010, honors their accomplishments by welcoming them back to campus, and engages the entire university community in fun, creative, and informative events that are shared both by local attendees at AU, and regionally and internationally as well.

Each event features a special reception with the author, followed by a talk open to the university community. Alumni from all over the country, and the world, can participate by reading the book, and are welcome to submit questions for guest authors online prior to the event that may be addressed during the program.

Hosted by Ann Kerwin, CAS/BA ’71, this series offers a diverse schedule of alumni authors and their works:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Carolyn Parkhurst, CAS/MFA '97

The Nobodies Album
President's House, 4835 Glenbrook Road
See photos of this event on Facebook.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
ALL-AMERICAN WEEKEND AUTHOR PANEL

Bender Library Mudbox Cafe


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12
Robert Jenner, SIS/BS '74

FDR's Republicans: Domestic Political Realignment and American Foreign Policy
Bender Library Mudbox Cafe


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
Jon Bowermaster, SOC/MA '77

Oceans: The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide
Bender Library Mudbox Cafe


WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Pearl Rance-Reardon, CAS/MFA '96

Little Back Room
Bender Library Mudbox Cafe


If you or a graduate you know has written a book, please don't hesitate to fill out the Alumni Book Club Submission Form at the right to be considered as a speaker for the series.

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Looking for a Book to Read?

Check out other great reads on campus at AU's Bender Library. Did you know that AU alumni retain their library borrowing privileges in addition to other great benefits?

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Next Author Event

Our next alumni author event features Pearl Rance-Reardon, CAS/MFA '96 and her book Little Back Room on Wednesday, May 11.

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Meet Our Alumni Authors

Read success stories about some of our featured alumni authors.

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Nominate an Author

Do you know an alumnus/a who would be interested in having his/her book featured at AU? Just simply fill out the linked form, and s/he will be submitted into the candidate pool.

Author Nomination