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Best-selling author Orson Scott Card to speak at BYU Sept. 13

Best-selling author and Brigham Young University alumnus Orson Scott Card will speak at the Harold B. Lee Library Thursday, Sept. 13, prior to a reception recognizing the collection of his works now housed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Card’s lecture, “I Just Make This Stuff Up: How Seriously Should a Fiction Writer Take His Own Work,” will be at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium on the first level. Tickets are free and will be distributed on the first floor of the library beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the lecture. Overflow seating for the lecture will be available in the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

A selection of items from the Orson Scott Card Collection is now on display in the Special Collections area of the library through Sept. 30. The free exhibit includes early manuscripts of Card’s work along with international editions of his famous books.

Card is best known for his science fiction works, particularly the “Ender’s Game” series, but he has also written successful books in other genres. His newest work, “Invasive Procedures,” will hit bookstore shelves this month.

He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in São Paulo, Brazil. After his mission, he received a bachelor’s degree in theatre from BYU and a master’s degree in English from the University of Utah. He currently lives in North Carolina. In addition to writing, Card also teaches classes and workshops and directs plays.

For more information, contact Roger Layton at 801-422-6687.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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