UMO to Hold Meet the Author Event

UMO to Hold Meet the Author Event

MOUNT OLIVE – Conor Grennan, author of  Little Princes, will be a guest lecturer at the University of Mount Olive on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper Hall.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Little Princes is the 2014 common reading selection for the freshmen class at the University of Mount Olive.  The book is an account of the author’s trip to an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.  He soon discovers that the children are not orphans, but rather were taken from their families by child traffickers.  The book shares Grennan’s efforts to reunite the children with their parents.

Jackie Hill, chair of the Common Reading Selection Committee and instruction librarian at UMO, said, “The book is an amazing story of strength, commitment, leadership and compassion told with humor and gravity.  We believe the story transcends academic disciplines, cultures, and religious backgrounds and will challenge students and faculty to think globally and to look for ways to make a positive impact here or abroad.”

During the November 6, event at UMO community members, faculty, staff, and students will have a chance to meet the author and have their copy of the book signed during an autograph session with Grennan immediately following the lecture.  For more information, contact Jackie Hill at

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