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Campus Read author Emily St. John Mandel to speak at WVU

Emily John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel

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WHO: Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven”

WHAT: Mandel will read from her book and participate in a discussion of its themes of pandemics, survival, art and humanity.

WHEN: Wednesday (Sept. 19), 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Morgantown

The event will also be webcast.

The award-winning novel focuses on a traveling symphony and Shakespeare troupe 20 years after a flu pandemic kills most of the world’s population. This is not a post-apocalyptic thriller, but a hopeful story about human connection, beauty and art.

“There are themes in this beautifully written book that make it perfect for discussions all across campus,” said Ryan Claycomb, director of the Campus Read. “Our faculty and staff are bringing their wide expertise to a fascinating selection of conversations, lectures and exhibits connected to the book.” 



CONTACT: Ryan Claycomb,
Director of the Campus Read

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