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David Levithan campus visit & reading

The Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University, as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and in conjunction with the Department of Literature and Philosophy, presents award-winning young adult (YA) fiction writer and editor David Levithan on Monday, February 23, at 6 p.m. in ARTS 2071. Levithan will be available for questions during his appearance on campus, and there will be a book signing after the reading. This event is free and open to the public.

The author’s novels include the groundbreaking Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Every Day, and Two Boys Kissing. His novel Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, written with Rachel Cohn, was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a film of the same name. Levithan won the Lambda Literary Award for Boy Meets Boy in 2003 and in 2006 for The Full Spectrum. His novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, written with John Green, was also a bestseller, and recently spawned a spin-off novel, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story, which will be published in March. Levithan is also an editorial director at book publisher Scholastic and a professor of YA literature at The New School in New York. At Scholastic, he is the editor of the PUSH imprint, which concentrates on new voices and new authors.

The reading at Georgia Southern is sponsored by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Dean’s Office, the Department of Writing and Linguistics, the Department of Literature and Philosophy and the College of Education’s Dean’s Office and Department of Teaching and Learning.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.


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