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Kate Beasley campus visit on March 22

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is pleased to announce that Georgia Southern graduate Kate Beasley will return to campus to talk about her first book, Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, which was published in October 2016Kate graduated with a degree in Writing and Linguistics from Georgia Southern, then earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Gertie’s Leap to Greatness features Gertie Reece Foy, who likes to think of herself as 100% Not-from-Concentrate AWESOME. When Gertie decides that she absolutely must become the greatest fifth-grader in the universe, she lands herself smack-dab in the middle of all kinds of trouble. Gertie’s Leap, which is intended for young readers, is receiving positive attention from publications including School Library JournalKirkus Reviews, and Goodreads.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Kate will visit with classes at 11:15 am (COBA 1111), 1:25 p.m. (COBA 1111), and 4 p.m. (COBA 1107). Space is limited, but students, faculty, and families–and especially young readers–are welcome to attend. For more information about Beasley’s campus visit, please contact Dr. Terry Welford.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world.


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