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Bestselling author, WFU graduate plans appearances Sept. 28-30

September 12, 2006

New York Times bestselling author and Wake Forest University graduate Emily Giffin will participate in several public and private events at the university between Sept. 28 and 30, including book signings, discussions and informational sessions for students.

Giffin, a 1994 graduate of Wake Forest who now lives in Atlanta, is the author of three books, “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue,” and her latest, “Baby Proof,” which was released in June.

She will participate in a private event for students from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the university’s Career Services department. The event is designed to give information to students who might be interested in a career in writing and publishing.

Giffin will hold a discussion and book signing in the Rhoda K. Channing Room in Wake Forest’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public, and all of Giffin’s books will be on sale at the event.

From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Giffin will speak to English, history and pre-law students at a private reception.

A history major, who earned minors in English and politics at Wake Forest before attending law school at the University of Virginia, Giffin will discuss her career path and provide insights on the value of the study of history, English and law.

Giffin will lead a free, public discussion and question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the main lounge on the first floor of the university’s Reynolda Hall.

At 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Giffin will participate in a book signing on Hearn Plaza (main Quad) in front of the College Bookstore. All of Giffin’s books will be available for purchase at the bookstore.

Born in Baltimore, Giffin moved with her family to Naperville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, in 1986. During high school she was a member of the creative writing club and editor of her high school newspaper.

Giffin graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest and went on to law school at the University of Virginia. She joined the litigation department of a Manhattan law firm after graduation in 1997.

In 2001, five days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Giffin moved to London to pursue a full-time career as a writer. A year later, Giffin was married, and in 2003, she moved with her husband to Atlanta, where they live with their twin sons, Edward and George.

For more information, contact the Wake Forest library at (336) 758-4931 or the College Bookstore at (336) 758-5145.

Press Contacts:

Jacob McConnico
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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