FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2008
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Bragg returns to MUW as part of Common Reading Initiative
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg will return to Mississippi University for Women on Thursday, Oct. 30 as part of the university’s Common Reading Initiative (CRI).
He will discuss his book “The Prince of Frogtown” at the Honors Forum in Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall, at 6 p.m., and a book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
“The CRI is designed to bring the campus together around a common book,” according to Dr. Eric Daffron, interim associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of English.
This year’s choice was “All Over But the Shoutin,’” written by Bragg who participated in round-table discussions led by faculty, staff and students with incoming freshmen in August.
The book was required reading of all freshmen, and as part of the CRI, all currently enrolled students were eligible to submit essays about the book.
“The purpose of the essay contest was to provide MUW students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of issues raised in Rick Bragg’s book,” Daffron said.
First, second and third place winners of the contest will be announced at the Honors Forum and have dinner with Bragg.