Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heather Sellers at RU 11/17

Here's one more thing to be thankful for before Thanksgiving break: Heather Sellers! Sellers, author of the new, critically acclaimed memoir, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, will read from her work, which chronicles a dysfunctional childhood and her rare neurological disorder, prosopagnosia, or face blindness , at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Roosevelt University, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. As always, coffee and cookies will be served at 4:30 p.m.

“I remember she came into the class and told us right away that every time she sees a face it’s as if she’s seeing it for the first time. She only knew me by my long blond hair,” said Roosevelt University Creative Writing Program student Lauren Stacks, an aspiring novelist, poet and short-story writer whose idea it was to bring Sellers to Roosevelt University as part of this year’s Creative Writing Program reading series.

Sellers, whose struggle has been featured by the New York Times, NBC Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, People Magazine, Time and other national outlets. Her memoir is also a November pick for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. Get to the Gage before Oprah's Book Club does, or there wont be any good cookies left!

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