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Author Terry McMillan to speak at Wake Forest University


March 12, 2009

Best-selling author Terry McMillan will speak at Wake Forest University March 19 at 1 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.

The talk, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is free and open to the public.

McMillan, the author of the novels “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” will speak as part of Wake Forest’s “Journeys to Success” speaker series.   

She will share her story to provide inspiration to students and others to follow their passion when choosing careers and developing life skills for success, said Barbee Oakes, director of multicultural affairs at Wake Forest.

McMillan’s 1992 novel “Waiting to Exhale” spent more than 38 weeks on The New York Times best seller list and became an award-winning movie.  In 1995, McMillan wrote “How Stella Got her Groove Back” and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1999 film version of the book. 

McMillan will also deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Albert H. Anderson Conference Center’s Dillard Auditorium at Winston-Salem State University titled “An Evening with Terry McMillan.”

The events are part of a Women’s History Month Celebration co-sponsored by Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State.

For information, call (336) 758-5864.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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