Author Melissa Fay Greene to Speak at Armstrong

(January 30, 2012) - Georgia history will come to life when acclaimed author Melissa Fay Greene speaks at Armstrong Atlantic State University on the topic, “Capturing Georgia History: Incredible True Tales Are All Around Us.”

Greene's lecture will take place on Friday, February 17 at noon in Armstrong's Student Union ballroom, located at 11935 Abercorn St. This event is free and open to the public.

A two-time National Book Award finalist, Greene will be in town for the Savannah Book Festival. In her lecture at Armstrong, she will draw from her personal experiences and from her award-winning books such as Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing and Last Man Out, to provide an engaging discussion about how history impacts our lives today.

“We are so pleased that our students, faculty, staff and friends will have the opportunity to learn from an author with the national accolades that Melissa Fay Greene brings with her,” said Laura Barrett, dean of Armstrong's College of Liberal Arts.

Greene's books have won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, the ACLU Civil Liberties Award, the Salon Book Prize and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Praying for Sheetrock has been included on the list of the 100 top works of American journalism of the 20th century. Originally from Macon, Ga., Greene was inducted into the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame in 2011.