TROY - 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 21, International Arts Center, Troy Campus: Author Cassandra King will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University during an invitation-only luncheon ceremony on Friday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the new International Arts Center on the Troy Campus.
The Hall-Waters Prize was endowed by the late TROY alumnus Dr. Wade Hall, an author, former member of the faculty at the University of Florida and professor emeritus of English at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Hall, a native of Bullock County, endowed the prize as a memorial to his parents, Wade Hall Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Waters Hall. The award is presented regularly to a person who has made significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature or the arts.
King will take part in an interview and reading at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
King is the author of five novels, including the critically acclaimed "Moonrise." A full press release is available at: troy.edu/news/articles/2017/04/cassandra-king-to-receive-troy-universitys-hall-waters-prize.html.