Author Tim O’Brien Is Coming To Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University

Novelist Tim O’Brien will visit Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, for the 7th Annual Ames/Milner Visiting Author Program on October 23, 2008.
 
At 2:00 p.m. at the Illinois Wesleyan University Hanson Student Center, Mr. O’Brien will participate in a question and answer session.

At 7:00 p.m. in Braden Auditorium at Illinois State University, Mr. O’Brien will address the community with “An Evening with Tim O’Brien.”  A book signing will follow the event.
 
All events are free and open to the public.

Mr. O’Brien is a Vietnam veteran and calls upon that experience for many of his works.  He attended Harvard University and once worked for the Washington Post.

His books include:
If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973)
Northern Lights (1975)
Going After Cacciato (1978)
The Nuclear Age (1985)
The Things They Carried (1990)
In the Lake of the Woods (1994)
Tomcat in Love (1998)
July, July (2002)

For additional information contact Toni Tucker ttucker@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-7402.

Article In The Daily Vidette About My Appearance At Milner Library

Joanna Pelletier, staff writer for Illinois State University’s The Daily Vidette, wrote an article about my appearance yesterday at Milner Library’s panel discussion on publishing.  Authors Adam Decker and Patti Lacey also took part in the event organized by Toni Tucker and her staff at Milner Library.

To read the article, click HERE.

Thanks To Toni Tucker And Milner Library

Yesterday I took part in a panel discussion on publishing at Milner Library.  The other authors were Patti Lacy and Adam Decker, and, judging from all the notes I saw the audience taking, the three of us offered some diverse and informative ideas and experiences about the world of print.  I know I learned a few new things from my fellow authors as well!

I wanted to specifically thank Toni Tucker and her staff at Milner Library for inviting me to take part in such a fun discussion and for working so hard to promote a very well-organized event.

Here are some links to get to know Milner, Patti, and Adam:

Milner Library

Patti Lacy

Adam Decker

Come See Me This Tuesday At Milner Library

Don’t forget that I’ll be part of a panel discussion on publishing this coming Tuesday at Milner library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  After the discussion I’ll have a book signing where EACH of my books will be on sale for only $10.00!  Hope to see you there!

September 23rd, 2008
2:00-3:00 p.m.
“A Conversation With Newly Published Authors”
Milner Library – Main Floor
Illinois State University,  Normal  IL
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Elie Wiesel Coming To Illinois State University

I am incredibly excited to announce Elie Wiesel is coming to Illinois State University!  Mr. Wiesel has written many works, but his book Night seems to resonate the most profoundly among people.  I’ve taught Night on several occasions and recommended it to multitudes; I’ve never had anyone express disappointment in the book and many even reported their lives changed for the better after having read it.

I’d like to congratulate Toni Tucker at Milner Library for securing this living legend and I urge all of you to make it to Mr. Wiesel’s event.

Here are the details as taken from the event’s FACEBOOK invite:

Date:  Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Bone Student Center
Street:  Illinois State University
Town:  Normal
State:  IL
Contact:  (309)  438-7402
Email:  ttucker@ilstu.edu

Description:
Hear Nobel Prize Winner, Holocaust Survivor and Author Elie Wiesel talk about his personal experience of the Holocaust that has led him to use his talents as an author, teacher and storyteller to defend human rights and peace throughout the world.

Sponsored by the Sage Fund.

Contact Toni Tucker at ttucker@ilstu.edu for more information.

Additional Information:

Q & A: Attend a Q & A session with Dr. Wiesel at 3:30 on the main floor of Milner Library.

Book Signing: Following the evening presentation at Barnes & Noble Illinois State University Book Store

Accommodations: If you will need a special accommodation, please contact the event sponsor.