Novelist Rachel Hawkins to speak at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 10 January 2012

MONTGOMERY—Young adult novelist Rachel Hawkins, author of the New York Times-best selling "Hex Hall" series, will discuss her work during a lecture next week at Troy University.

Hawkins will speak at the Dothan Campus on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. inside the Sony Hall auditorium in the Library/Technology building. Admission is free and open to public. She will discuss both her background and influences as an author as well as the writing process in general.

Hawkins will also speak to students and faculty at the Troy Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. inside Smith Hall room 267. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Hawkins' novels include "Hex Hall" and "Demonglass," published by Disney-Hyperion, both of which have been translated into several languages. The third novel in the series, "Spellbound," will be released in March. She is a former high school English teacher and a resident of Alabama.

The lecture is sponsored by funding provided from Troy University and a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hawkins' presentation on the Troy Campus is part of the University's five-year Quality Enhancement Plan, which focuses on creating a culture of reading at the institution.

For more information, contact Christopher Shaffer at