Author Jeannette Walls Speaking at WKCTC Tonight
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH, KY - If you have read “The Glass Castle” or “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls, you need to attend a special event tonight. If you haven't read them, you might - after hearing Walls speak at WKCTC tonight. Following her presentation, she will sign her books. There is no fee for the evening's events-but of course, her books will be for sale. 

The Glass Castle is Walls' story about childhood poverty, the challenges she encountered, and how she overcame and flourished. Half Broke Horses is another real life story about her admirable and adventuresome grandmother. Both are “plan to stay up late” books.

Jeannette Walls grew up in unusual circumstances.  Born in Phoenix, Arizona on New Year's Day in 1960, she graduated with honors from Barnard College, the women's college affiliated with Columbia University. Her bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle, was published in 2005. Half Broke Horses was published in 2009.  

WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey read the books and was so enthralled that she asked Gail Robinson Butler to invite Walls to the college.

Thursday, March 14
2:30 pm - Discussion with WKCTC students, Crounse 101
5 pm - VIP Reception, Clemens Student Center
7 pm - Presentation for the Public and Q&A, Clemens Center Theatre 
8:15 pm - Book Signing, Clemens Center Gallery

Friday, March 15
9:30 am - Presentation to 9-12 grade students, Clemens Center Theatre

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Published 11:00 AM, Thursday Mar. 14, 2013
Updated 12:07 PM, Thursday Mar. 14, 2013

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