One Read Author to Speak at WWU

Keija Parssinen, author of the One Read selection, “The Ruins of Us,” talks to William Woods University students about American children raised abroad—what they are, what they are like, and how they influence the novel.

She returns to William Woods tonight to speak about growing up in Saudi Arabia and how it inspired her to write her debut novel.

Her speech at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium follows a One Read student art exhibit and reception, scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.