New York Times bestselling author Conor Grennan to speak at FDU

Madison, N.J. (April 4, 2016) — The College Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University welcomes Conor Grennan, author of “Little Princes,” to FDU’s Florham Campus for a talk on racism and slavery at 3:30 p.m. on April 15th in the Twombly Lounge. The discussion will be followed by the opening of a WaVE (Writing and Visual Expression) exhibit, “Slavery in the 21st Century: A Wave Exhibit of Writing, Art and Activism” at 5:30 p.m. in the College Writing Suite in the Monninger Center.

Grennan’s memoir, “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal,” which looks at slavery and child trafficking in Tibet, is both an international and The New York Times bestselling book. The book will be the focal point of Grennan’s talk, meshing with this year’s Campus Book Program themes of slavery and racism.

The second event of the day, the opening of “Slavery in the 21st Century: A WaVE Exhibit of Writing, Art, and Activism,” will feature student artwork on modern slavery, honoring Grennan’s life work, as the founder and president of Next Generation Nepal, a not-for-profit organization focused on rebuilding Nepalese family connections torn apart by child trafficking, and helping rural communities of Nepal become stronger, healthier places for raising children.

The WaVE, an exhibition space for writing and visual expression, is located in the College Writing Suite, in the Monninger Center. Exhibits focus on student work and illustrate the intersection between writing and art.

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