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Award-Winning Author to Speak at West Georgia

CARROLLTON, GA -- Julia Alvarez, prize-winning poet, essayist and novelist, will give a public reading at the University of West Georgia's Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Alvarez's multi-award-winning 1994 novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, has been chosen as a National Endowment for the Arts "Big Read" selection of the year. The novel is designed to inspire and to celebrate the human spirit as its characters struggle, sometimes fatally, with oppression and malevolence. It was also made into a movie starring Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony and Edward James Olmos.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prior to the reading, Alvarez will be present at other open events throughout the day, including a continental breakfast from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, and a discussion from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kathy Cashen Hall followed by a second discussion from 2:30 p.m.