August 31st 2012 Lecture/Reading
Time 7:30 pm
Campus HC
Location Robert Crown Center
Title Author Jeff Sharlet to Speak at Hampshire College
Phone Contact 413-559-5412
Author Jeff Sharlet will speak at Hampshire College on Friday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert Crown Center. The event will include a talk by the author, audience question-and-answer session and a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Sharlet, a graduate of Hampshire College, is the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between. The book has been chosen as the common reading for fall 2012 new students at Hampshire College.

New students are reading the book this summer. Discussions of the book will be part of new student orientation. Sharlet’s book was chosen from dozens of nominations submitted by the campus community.

Sharlet teaches creative nonfiction at Dartmouth College. His previous books include the bestsellers The Family and C Street, which received the Molly Ivins Prize. Sharlet is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and Harper’s.

Publisher W.W. Norton & Co. says of Sweet Heaven When I Die: “No one explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism quite like Jeff Sharlet. … From Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest ‘Mind, Body, Spirit Expo,’ Sharlet profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists.”

For more information, contact studentlife@hampshire.edu or phone 413.559.5412.

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