Siena Heights University will host award-winning author and poet Chitra Divakaruni at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Francoeur Theater on the Adrian campus.
Divakaruni is the author of “One Amazing Thing,” a novel published in 2010 detailing how a group of people attempted to survive in a dark, debris-filled office after an immense earthquake hit. The book was the 2013 Summer Reader for freshmen students at SHU.
She will speak on her book as well as her experiences as an author, poet and teacher. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magical realism and diversity. She will be available to sign her book after her presentation.
A native of India who moved to the U.S. in 1976, Divakaruni has had her books translated into 29 languages. Two novels, “The Mistress of Spices” and “Sister of My Heart,” have been made into films. Her short stories, “Arranged Marriage,” won an American Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicky Wright at 517-264-7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.