FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (10/06)
Centenary Attaway Scholar Lauren Winner to Give Public Talks on Religious Topics Nov. 2 & 3
SHREVEPORT, LA – Christian author and Centenary Attaway Scholar Lauren Winner will present three public talks Nov. 2 and 3 on the Centenary College campus.
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7–8:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3 from 7:30–9 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 3 from 2–3:30 p.m.
Winner, former book editor for Beliefnet, is the author of Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath and, most recently, Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing 2000 and The Best Christian Writing 2002. Winner has degrees from Columbia and Cambridge universities, having defended her dissertation on the history of American religion this year. She now lives in Durham, N.C., with her husband, Griff Gatewood.
Winner’s appearance is in conjunction with the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture, which are named in honor of the late Douglas and Marion Attaway. They combine the advantages of guest speakers and internship programs as they provide brief residencies as the scholars interact personally with students and the community. The Attaway Scholars play a mentoring role that encourages students to engage in similar intellectual endeavors.
Co-sponsored by Centenary’s Convocations Committee and Christian Leadership Center, these events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Strange, lecturer in English, at 318-869-5073, or visit http://www.laurenwinner.net.
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