Annandale will have its first Emeriti Reading Series starting September 15 at 3:00 p.m. The series, organized by the Division of Languages and Literature, will take place in the President’s Dining Room in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center.
Over the years, NOVA has been home to a number of faculty and staff members who have made an impact on students and colleagues. The Emeriti Reading Series will celebrate those retired NOVA faculty who have recently continued to make NOVA proud in the publishing world. Associate Dean Jen Daniels said the division hopes to make the readings a regular event in an effort to celebrate NOVA faculty success.
“We have faculty who have been with NOVA for many years and they’ve retired and continued to succeed,” Daniels said. “We’re proud, and it’s exciting to celebrate faculty achievements.”
The first guest, Dr. Dorothy U. Seyler, will discuss her book “The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes” (Prometheus Books).
Jenny Sullivan is scheduled to speak on October 20 to discuss digital publishing and “From My Father’s House,” (Archdeacon Books) her coming-of-age novel set in 1920s Virginia. Dr. Terry Alford, who consulted on Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” will speak about “Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth” (Oxford University Press) during his visit November 10.
Seyler and Alford’s books can be purchased at the NOVA Campus Bookstore, and Sullivan’s book can be purchased on Amazon. Each reading series event will take place on a Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and will include a book signing and a question-and-answer session. The reading series is free and open to NOVA students, faculty and staff as well as to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For additional information, contact Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.