Tuesday, February 8, 2011

National Book Award winner Colum McCann to visit Catawba College

Tickets are on sale now for a March 3 lecture, luncheon and writing Q & A at Salisbury's Catawba College with 2009 National Book Award winner Colum McCann.

McCann will lecture on his National Book Award-winning novel, "Let the Great World Spin," at 11 a.m. in Hedrick Little Theatre. He'll be a guest at a 12:15 p.m. luncheon in Peeler Crystal Lounge. Then, at 2 p.m., he'll answer questions about writing during a Q&A session at Hedrick Little Theatre.

McCann grew up in Ireland but lives in New York. When "Let the Great World Spin" was published in 2009, Esquire magazine hailed it as "The first great 9/11 novel." McCann's other works include "Zoli," "Dancer" and "Everything in This Country Must."

Tickets to the lecture only or the Q&A session only are $15 each. Tickets to the lecture and luncheon are $35. Tickets are $50 for all three events -- the lecture, luncheon and Q&A.

More information: 704-637-4393 or at Catawba College's website.