Jan Karon, best-selling author
of Mitford series, to speak at ACU Oct. 19
For immediate release
June 8, 2001
The Teague Special Events Center will take on a new
personality Oct. 19, the Friday of Abilene Christian
University's Homecoming, when the interior will be
transformed into the comfortable village of Mitford, the
setting for author Jan Karon's Mitford series of novels.
Inside the Teague Center, characters such as Father Tim,
Cynthia Coppersmith, Dooley Barlowe, Barnabas and others
will come to life for a fund-raising luncheon where Karon
will be the featured speaker.
The event is designed to raise money for Women for ACU
scholarships. Individual tickets cost $25, and three levels
of table sponsorships are available for $300, $500 and
$1,000. The different levels of sponsorships come with
different benefits, including a personal reception with
Karon where guests can ask her questions about the
Tickets can be reserved by calling 800-373-4220.
Karon, who lives in Blowing Rock, N.C., was an
award-winning advertising executive before following her
dream of writing books. All six of her books have been
bestsellers: "At Home in Mitford," "A Light in the Window,"
"These High, Green Hills," "Out to Canaan," "A New Song" and
the recently released "A Common Life." Mitford, the
fictional setting, is based on Karon's North Carolina
"At Home in Mitford" was nominated for an ABBY Award by
the American Booksellers Association in 1996, 1997 and
"Jan Karon's books transcend all age groups," said event
chair Pam Money. "Her stories inspire and captivate
audiences, and her novels offer reading that will be
treasured for a lifetime. Anyone who has read a Jan Karon
book should not miss this event."
While WACU raises money for many different projects, the
proceeds from this event all benefit WACU scholarships.
"Scholarships are a priority for WACU," Money said. "And
we think through this event, WACU can make a significant
impact on the lives of many people."
Find out more about Jan Karon and her best-selling books
at the Jan
Karon Web site.
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