Children's Author To Speak At Longwood

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tom Angleberger, an author of children's books, will speak Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in Longwood University's Greenwood Library.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library, will begin with a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the library atrium, where the talk also will be held.

Angleberger, an artist-turned-writer who lives in Christiansburg, will speak on “Origami Yoda: The Strange Case of the Paper Puppet that Changed My Life and How to Fold Your Own.” This refers to his bestselling The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. His other novels include Darth Paper Strikes Back and Horton Halfpott.

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People planning to attend are encouraged to first contact Keary Mariannino by phone (395-2431) or email (