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Best-selling author Trelease to speak at Union Oct. 11

Jim Trelease
Jim Trelease

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 2, 2007 – Best-selling author Jim Trelease will address parents, teachers and the general public Oct. 11 at Union University about the importance of reading aloud to children as a way to instill a love for literature.

Trelease is the author of the New York Times best-seller “The Read Aloud Handbook.” His lecture address is entitled “Reading aloud: Motivating children to make books into friends, not enemies.”

He spent 20 years as a writer for a daily newspaper in New England, and now speaks around the country to various schools and educational groups. A book signing will follow Trelease’s address.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel in the Penick Academic Complex. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Nancy Cherry at (731) 661-6567. More information about Trelease and is available at www.trelease-on-reading.com.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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