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March 12-13, Author Garth Stein Visits SPC



New York Times best-selling author Garth Stein will be at two St. Petersburg College campuses in March for a reading, Q&A and book-signing event.

Stein is the author ofThe Art of Racing in the Rain, SPC’s One Book, One College selection this year.

Both appearances, one March 12 at St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and the other March 13 at the Clearwater Campus, are open to the public.

Following a survey, the college picked Stein’s book as the featured title of its common reading program. The program’s goal is to get everyone at SPC reading and discussing the same selection. Past books on the reading list have included Water for Elephants, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and The Last Lecture.

The book is told from the perspective of a dog named Enzo, who belongs to a man who lost his wife to cancer and is involved in a child-custody battle with his in-laws. Enzo yearns to be human and learns what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person.

Stein also is the co-founder of Seattle7Writers. The nonprofit organization is “a collective of Pacific Northwest authors creating connections between writers, readers, librarians and booksellers to foster and support a passion for the written word.”

Learn more about the book and Garth Stein here.


Reprinted from the Official SPC News Blog.

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