Author to Discuss Professional Writing and Translating

Author John Smelcer will present on creative writing and the process of translating his book, “The Gospel of Simon,” from English to Spanish at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

About the book: “Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher named Jesus was condemned to be crucified - an all too familiar spectacle in Jerusalem in those days. A man named Simon from Cyrene was compelled to help Jesus carry the heavy cross through the crowded streets. What did Simon witness? What did he and Jesus talk about? Eager to learn more about his companion, Simon returned to Jerusalem the next day. What he learned changed his life forever. Ever since, the descendants of Simon have safeguarded an incredible secret.”

Refreshments will be provided, and signed books will be available for purchase. This lecture is sponsored by: the Department of Classical and Modern Languages; the Department of English and Linguistics; the Department of Philosophy and Religion; the Department of Society and Environment; the School of Arts and Letters; and the School of Social and Cultural Studies.

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