EMU alumna featured at next ‘Writers Read’ Oct. 8

The language and literature department will hold its second "Writers Read Dinner & Author Series" event of the fall semester Thursday, Oct. 8.

Alice Wisler Alice Wisler, an author, public speaker, advocate and fundraiser, will read from her works at 5:30 p.m. that day in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. (see campus map)

Ms. Wisler has written two novels. In her debut work, Rain Song (Bethany House, 2008) a young woman is offered a chance to find romance and make peace with her past. The book was a finalist for the Christy Award, presented each year to novels that specifically address Christian themes and world views.

Of her second novel, How Sweet It Is (Bethany House, 2009), the School Library Journal noted in a review: "Written with a seasoning of Southern charm and populated with richly drawn characters [. . .] Wisler mixes romance, humor, and drama and tackles such issues such as child abuse and self-image."

Wisler graduated from EMU in 1983 with a degree in social work and has since traveled the country in jobs that minister to people. She was raised in Japan and currently resides in Durham, N.C.

Admission to the program, which includes dinner, is $15 and $7 for students. Reservations are required and should be made by Oct. 2 on line at www.emu.edu/langlit/writersread/reservations/0910 or by calling the language and literature department at (540) 432-4168.