Tech alum to read from his award-winning novel

Apr 10, 2013 | Liberal Arts

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Award-winning novelist John Corey Whaley will return to Louisiana Tech, his alma mater, on Thursday, April 11, to talk about and read from his award-winning novel, “Where Things Come Back,” recently released in paperback.

His public reading followed by a book signing is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. George T. Madison Hall Auditorium, Room 105 located on Railroad Avenue on Tech’s campus.  

He will conduct an informal talk from 4-4:45  p.m. with Sigma Tau Delta English honorary society members and English majors in Madison Hall 223.  Students interested in creative writing may also attend.  

The reading is sponsored by the Louisiana Tech University Department of English with support from the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar Chair in English. The reading is open to the public at no charge.

A native of Springhill, Louisiana,Whaley received his B. A. in English from Louisiana Tech in 2006 and his master’s in secondary English education in 2009. Written by Reggie Owens –