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EAPSU Fall Conference
Start Date: 10/3/2014 All Day
End Date: 10/4/2014

Event Description:

Key dates:

Aug. 15 - Call for papers deadline
Sept. 2 - Hotel room discount period ends
Sept. 13 - Registration deadline
Oct. 3 - Author Tawni O'Dell will speak to the Cal U community at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.


Keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author Tawni O’Dell grew up in Indiana, Pa., and has written four novels set against the backdrop of the western Pennsylvania coal-mining region. Her fifth novel, One of Us, will be published later this summer.

Her first novel, Back Roads, was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. It is being made into a film, for which she wrote the screenplay. She also has contributed to several anthologies, including Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female. Her work has been published in more than 40 countries.

She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, worked as a reporter, and lived in the Chicago area for 13 years before moving back to Pennsylvania 11 years ago. Her daughter lives and works in New York City and her son attends college in California.

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Location Information:
Main Campus  (View Map)
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
Contact Information:
Name: Carrie DeFigio
Phone: 724-938-4070
photo of keynote speaker Tawni O'Dell

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