With more than 100 guests present, Laurier celebrated its inaugural Community Author event last evening at the Laurier Library, co-hosted by University President, Max Blouw and University Librarian, Gohar Ashoughian.
The event celebrated 58 authors who have published between 2012 and the present. This amazing fellowship of authors included Laurier faculty members, staff, retirees, alumni and students. Their books ran the gamut from academic monographs, textbooks and essay collections to novels, books of poetry, nonfiction think pieces, memoirs, personal essays and other genres.
Community Author is a new program designed to help Laurier authors connect with each other and with the Laurier community, to preserve and disseminate their work, and to continue to find new ways to partner and grow together.
“Libraries like ours have been changing – they are no longer primarily the place where they keep the books, but dynamic hubs where our community members collaborate with our staff and with each other to access information, create new ideas and texts, and grapple with the great questions of our time,” said Ashoughian.
For more information about the program, read the news release.
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