Author Gail Sheehy to Come to Campus


(Feb. 1, 2015) — Thanks to the 2015 Savannah Book Festival, Armstrong will host acclaimed author Gail Sheehy on campus on Friday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Sheehy will give a 40-minute presentation at the Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre, followed by a 15-minute Q&A and book signing. This event is free and open to all Armstrong students, faculty and staff.

Throughout her career, Sheehy has written 17 books, including Passages, a revolutionary book that changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives and offered groundbreaking insights into the universal transitions we experience in our 20's, 30's, 40's and beyond. The Library of Congress has named Passages one of the 10 Most Influential Books of Our Time. Sheehy is also a founding writer at New York magazine and a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Sheehy's latest book, Daring: My Passages, turns the table on herself as she covers her experiences blazing a trail in what was once a man's world of journalism, detailing her romance with New York magazine's Clay Felker, her adoption of a daughter from a refugee camp and her experiences interviewing dozens of world leaders.

Sheehy is among 40 bestselling and emerging authors participating in the 8th Annual Savannah Book Festival (savannahbookfestival.org) over President's Day weekend, February 12 – 15. Armstrong is a proud sponsor of what has become one of the country's preeminent literary events.

Don't miss this up close and personal opportunity to meet with this world-renowned author, journalist and popular lecturer on Armstrong's campus!