RVC to welcome award-winning author and activist, Loung Ung

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Event Contact: Jennifer Roloff Welch, 815-921-3323

The Rock Valley College Department of Composition and Literature will welcome award-winning author, Loung Ung, for the 2013 Visiting Writer Series. Ung will lecture on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium (located on RVC's main campus at 3301 North Mulford Road). The lecture will be immediately followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Loung-UngLoung Ung is an author, lecturer, and activist who has dedicated 20 years to promoting equality, human rights, and justice in her native land of Cambodia and worldwide. Her memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, published by HarperCollins in 2000, was a national bestseller and recipient of the 2001 Asian/Pacific American Librarians' Association award for "Excellence in Adult Non-fiction Literature." Her second book, Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reuniteswith the Sister She Left Behind, was published by HarperCollins in 2005. Both titles are widely used in high schools, colleges, and community reading programs.

This event is free and open to everyone.

For further information on this event please contact Jennifer Roloff Welch at (815) 921-3323.