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Author Lauren B. Davis to Give Reading at Camden County College

Camden County College’s Dead Poets Society will present author Lauren B. Davis as she gives a reading from and conducts a discussion about her novel Our Daily Bread on Feb. 9.

The 7:30 p.m. event will take place in Civic Hall, which is located inside the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township. Refreshments and social time will be available starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Our Daily Bread looks at the power of unlikely friendships against a backdrop of family abuse and community polarization. Reviewers have called the novel a “powerful,” “unflinching,” “harrowing” and “deeply unsettling” work with “gorgeous prose” that is “fast-moving” and “unforgettable.” It was named as one of the best books of 2011 by both The Boston Globe and Toronto’s Globe and Mail.

In addition to Our Daily Bread, Davis is the author of the novels The Radiant City, which was a finalist for Canada’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and The Stubborn Season, which was a bestseller in Canada. She also has published two collections of short stories: An Unrehearsed Desire and Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives. Davis reviews books for Truthdig.com, The Globe and Mail and The Literary Review of Canada as well.

Davis has taught creative writing in her native Canada as well as in the United States, France, Ireland and Switzerland. She is a past mentor with the Humber College Creative Writing by Correspondence Program and a past writer-in-residence at Trinity Church in Princeton. She has resided in Princeton – where she leads the monthly Sharpening the Quill Workshops – since 2004. Her Web site is www.laurenbdavis.com.

For additional information about Davis’ appearance at Camden County College, contact Dead Poets Society advisor Professor Keith O’Shaughnessy by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4561, or via e-mail at koshaughnessy@camdencc.edu


Published: February 03, 2012