LHU presents author Natalie S. Harnett



LOCK HAVEN – Natalie S. Harnett, author of “The Hollow Ground,” will be coming to Lock Haven University on Thursday, Nov. 5th, at 6pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Parson Union Building.

Hosted by Lock Haven University’s Pennsylvania Authors reading series, Harnett will be presenting her groundbreaking novel that deepens our understanding of a coal town devastated by familial, governmental and environmental rifts. An Amazon and Audible Best Seller, this literary mystery and family saga draws on actual events in Carbondale and Centralia, Pennsylvania. It recently won both the John Gardner Fiction Book Award and the Appalachian Book of the Year.

Free and open to the public, the evening reading and presentation will include a book signing. While at LHU, the author also will be visiting classes and meeting with students.

In addition, in conjunction with LHU’s Write Now: Community Conversations with Contemporary Authors series, Natalie will speak at Ross Library’s Food for Thought luncheon sponsored by the Ross Library staff, at noon on Friday, Nov. 6th. For more information, please call 570-748-3321 or e-mail ross13@rosslibrary.org. The Ross Library is a member of the United Way.

The recipient of numerous awards—including a Vermont Studio Writer’s Grant and an Edward Albee Fellowship, Natalie earned an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in or will appear in The New York Times, the Chicago Quarterly Review and elsewhere.

All author events were made possible by LHU’s English department and the College of Liberal Arts and Education. For additional information about the author, please see http://natalieharnett.com/

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit http://www.lhup.edu, email admissions@lhup.edu, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.


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