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An Evening with Lise Funderburg

October 22, 2012

Author Lise Funderburg will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to discuss her book Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, this year's Freshman Reading Program selection.

Lise Funderburg

Pig Candy is a memoir about an ailing father’s final trip from Philadelphia to his hometown in Georgia—“essentially, it’s a book about life, death, and barbecue,” says Funderburg. One Book, One Philadelphia author Edwidge Danticat describes Pig Candy as “a candid and moving memoir of a daughter’s deep love for her father both when he is most difficult to love and impossible not to.”

Funderburg’s many publications include the highly regarded book, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity, as well as scores of articles in publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salon, The Nation, and Prevention. Funderburg won a 2003 Nonfiction Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and she teaches creative writing at various universities. In addition, she is a regular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and has written a book about the Broadway musical The Color Purple.

The presentation will be held in the Main Auditorium from 5:00PM to 6:30PM and will be followed by a book signing and refreshments in the Grand Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English & Philosophy.