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Rember to speak as part of the First Year Experience Program

2007. 09. 27.

CALDWELL – John Rember, Albertson College of Idaho's writer-at-large, will speak on Monday, Oct. 1 from 7 - 8 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall as part of the College's First Year Experience Program. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

His talk is called "If You Publish This You'll Kill Your Mother: Family as War Zone for the Writer." It will explore how the family affects our life decisions, and how the decision to tell stories can be, for some families, an act of unforgivable rebellion.

Rember has been a professor of writing for many years, most recently as a core faculty member of the Pacific University (Forest Grove, Ore.) Master of Fine Arts program. His most recent work is "Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley" (Vintage: 2004).

Rember lives in the Sawtooth Valley of Central Idaho.

He is the second of three authors who will visit campus this fall as part of the First Year Experience. Joy Passante spoke on Sept. 20, and Anthony Doerr, author of the First Year Experience book "The Shell Collector," will be at CofI on Nov. 7.

The First Year Experience is designed to connect students personally, academically and socially with their peers and with ACI. The First Year Book is part of the program and provides a shared experience for faculty, staff and all first-year students.