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Author W. Nikola-Lisa to visit Lewis University on Sept. 18

Author W. Nikola-Lisa to visit Lewis University on Sept. 18

Published: September 10, 2012.

Lewis University’s College of Education will welcome author W. Nikola-Lisa for a presentation and book signing beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the University Dining Room on its Main Campus in Romeoville.

W. Nikola-Lisa writes from his experience as a parent, teacher, professor, musician and author. He has written about history, sports, holidays, families, teaching and life. Some of his literary works include How We Are Smart, Bein’ With You This Way, Shake Dem Halloween Bones, Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, The Red Sox and The Great War. Appealing to readers from preschool through adults, his books have a delightful, rhythmic and lyrical quality. The author’s engaging presentations give audiences new insight into writing, publishing and his wide-ranging interests.

W. Nikola-Lisa’s visit is co-sponsored by the Lewis University College of Education and the Will County Reading Council. The author previously visited the university in 1997. Lewis University’s College of Education has been hosting a fall author visit for more than 20 years. Typically, authors of children’s or adolescent literature are invited to introduce Lewis students to the real people who make a living creating the literature that Lewis graduates use when they teach students in the K-12 schools.

The authors share insights into the craft of writing and the story behind the stories they have created. Students and faculty at Lewis have benefitted from each author’s perspective on life and on the creative process.

“I think that the authors the COE has included have all addressed Lewis’ mission values when they have shared their work with our community,” commented Dr. Deborah Augsburger, chair of Reading and Literacy in the College of Education at Lewis University.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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