Award-winning author to lecture at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 11 January 2011

TROY—Author Richard Glaubman will lecture at Troy University on Jan. 13 on his book “Life is So Good…”

During her lengthy career, Mrs. Marion Horne Beasley returned to TROY many times to pursue her love for learning, to enhance her teaching and to acquire educational certification, eventually earning three degrees there.

The book, a story about a man who learned to read at age 93, will be presented as a theatrical production by the Troy Arts Council at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Claudia Crosby Theater. Tickets for the event are $20 for the public and $5 for TROY students with identification.

Prior to the production, Mr. Glaubman will provide three workshops on writing and adult literacy for University students, and introduce the theatrical performance.

“Literacy is such an important issue,” said College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean Maryjo Cochran, “if you can’t read or do the simplest math problems, your opportunity in today’s digital environment is so limited.”

Her college is sponsoring the event as “a prime example of how the collaboration between the University and the community can make really amazing things happen for our community,” Cochran added.

The College has selected the book as its recommended reading for the college reading initiative, a part of the campus-wide Quality Enhancement Program which emphasizes reading.