A Tale for Three Counties Brings Karen Thompson Walker to Campus


The Tale for Three Counties Committee has worked to invite award winning author Karen Thompson Walker to GCC to speak about her newest book, The Age of Miracles. After her talk, she will be available to sign copies of her book.

Thursday, March 20
T102 – Batavia Campus
1:00 p.m.


Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego, California, whereThe Age of Miracles is set. She studied English and creative writing at UCLA, where she wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin. After college, she worked as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area before moving to New York City to attend the Columbia University MFA program.

A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work, sometimes while riding the subway.

She is the recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship as well as a Bomb Magazine fiction prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.


There will also be four book discussions at GCC before Karen’s talk:

Tuesday, March 18 – 11am in T119
Tuesday March 18 – 12:30pm in T123
Wednesday, March 19 – 10:15am in T119
Wednesday, March 19 – 11:15am in T119

All GCC students are eligible to enter an essay contest to win lunch with Karen! Two prizes will be awarded. Entrants: read the Participation Agreement for more details.

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