Award-winning author Ann Burg to speak at SU

Ann.BurgAward-winning author Ann E. Burg will speak at SU on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main chapel.

Burg’s program, “History, Poetry and the Power of Stories” will feature selections from her works and discussion on the process of writing and publishing for children and young adults. She will share her experience using historical fiction and poetry to help her readers examine the past and present.

A former middle-school English teacher, Burg became a full-time writer in 2003. She is the author of 11 books for children and young adult readers, including “All the Broken Pieces,” winner of the Jefferson Cup Award for Historical Fiction and “Serafina’s Promise,” a fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and NAACP Image Award Nominee. Her latest work, “Unbound,” is a historical novel-in-verse about a young girl who flees slavery by escaping into the wilds of North Carolina’s Great Dismal Swamp.

The program is sponsored by the Departments of History/Philosophy, English and Teacher Education, and made possible with generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences.