The Department of English will be sponsoring a reading and discussion with author John Corey Whaley in Adams Parlor on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm. Corey is a graduate of Louisiana Tech with a BA in English, 2006, and an MA in Teaching (English), 2009. He currently teaches Gifted 8th Grade English at Youree Drive Middle School.
He will be reading from his debut novel Where Things Come Back (Simon and Schuster), which, under the title Good God Bird, was a semi-finalist in Amazon.com’s Breakthrough Novel Awards in 2008. He began his novel in 2005, while still a student at Tech, after hearing a story on NPR about the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker’s possible reappearance in Brinkley, Arkansas.
Admission is free and open to the public.