FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2006
Office of College Communications
WENHAM, MA-Gordon College recently welcomed Lauren Winner, highly acclaimed author of Mudhouse Sabbath, Girl Meets God, and most recently, Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity, to speak on provocative subjects that include "Lies the Church Tells Us About Sex," and "Communal Sex: Or Why Your Neighbor Has Any Business Asking You What You Did Last Night." Winner also provided an informal discussion on "Writing The Naked Truth," followed by a book signing.
Winner grew up a member of the Jewish faith and converted to Christianity while in college. She has appeared on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Winner has degrees from Columbia and Cambridge universities and is currently completing her Ph.D. in American religious history at Columbia University and teaching at Duke Divinity School. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Griff Gatewood.
WHAT/WHEN: Lecture on "Lies the Church Tells Us About Sex," on Wednesday, December 6, 10:25 a.m.
A Pro Writers Night & Faculty Forum Presentation on "Writing The Naked Truth," on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Lecture on "Communal Sex: Or, Why Your Neighbor Has Any Business Asking What You Did Last Night," on Friday, December 8, 10:25 a.m.
WHERE: Lectures took place in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel. The informal discussion was held in Jenks Learning Resource Center, Room 406, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA
All events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Center for Student Development, the Chapel Office, the English Department, and the Faculty Forum Series at Gordon. For press seeking more information on these events, please contact Ashley Hopkins at 978.867.4569 or e-mail ashley.hopkinsgordon.edu.
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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.