Author Sarah Thebarge will visit the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus for a reading and book signing at 4 p.m. April 13 in room 122 of the Boreham Library.
Thebarge will read from her book “The Invisible Girls,” a memoir telling the story of Thebarge nearly dying of breast cancer in her twenties and a Somali refugee family she met while recovering from her treatments.
The book was chosen as the First Year Experience book for incoming freshmen at Mississippi State University, and her writings have been featured by Huffington Post, MSNBC.com, Christianity Today, Sojourners and Everyday Health.
Thebarge earned a master’s degree in medical science from Yale and studied journalism at Columbia University. She speaks regularly at retreats, churches, colleges and conferences, and is the spokesperson for Vanity Fair Lingerie’s “Women Who Do” campaign, which promotes women making a positive impact in their communities.
A meet and greet will take place at 3 p.m. at the same location, and both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Joe Hardin at 479-788-7291.