Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Journalist, Author Mark Bixler to visit UWG today

Mark Bixler is a journalist and author who leads a team at CNN that covers breaking national and international news. He is the author of "The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience," which tells the story of an unusual group of young men who survived war to start anew in the United States. Mark has reported on a variety to topics in his twenty-year career, including crime, local government and politics, immigration and international affairs; he has interviewed former U.S. presidents, death-row inmates, crooked sheriffs and immigrants, and refugees from countries such a Columbia, Mexico, Somalia, and Vietnam. He was on a team of reporters and editors that were named finalists for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. His newspaper stories were reprinted one year in Best Newspaper Writing.

The event will be held in the Ingram Library, in "The Nook" area of the library from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. The event is being held in conjunction with The Department of English and Philosophy, The Creative Writing Program and its award-winning journal, the Eclectic. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Book sales and signing will be done after the reading.

For more information, contact Brittiny Prenell at 678-839-6350, or bprenell@westga.edu.

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