Public Reading by Award-Winning Author Leslie Leyland Fields, Feb. 26

Leslie Leyland Fields

Covenant College is pleased to present a reading by Leslie Leyland Fields on Thursday, February 26, 2009, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Rymer Hall Caudle Room.


The public is invited to attend free of charge.


Leslie Leyland Fields is the award-winning author of several nonfiction books, including Surviving the Island of Grace, Surprise Child, and her newest book, Parenting Is Your Highest Calling . . . And Eight Other Myths that Trap Us in Worry and Guilt.  Her work has been published in Atlantic Monthly, Image, Christianity Today, and other publications.  She teaches for Seattle Pacific University's MFA program and lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where she and her family run a salmon fishing business.


This and previous visits by Ms. Fields to Covenant are made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous Covenant College alumnus in honor of Dr. Nick Barker, retired professor of English and former vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.


The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other college guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.

Lydia Holt

"I really love the faculty in the English department. All the professors are wise and caring, and they do an excellent job of connecting the study of the English language to faith and calling. In addition, as an English major, there are so many opportunities for work and service that will open up for me because of the well-rounded and rigorous training I’m receiving in the various branches of English."
 - Lydia Holt '19

Evan Lecksell

"I’m really interested in my Introduction to Literary Studies course. It is the first class I’ve had that actually got me excited about poetry, and if you have to have class at 8 a.m., Dr. Barham is the best professor to transition you from being asleep 5 minutes ago to being energized and excited about what you study. Dr. Barham’s love for literature is contagious, and you find yourself happily engaged in types of literature you never thought you would care about."
 - Evan Lecksell '19