Best-Selling Pittsburgh Author Comes to Carlow

Theresa Brown will help to celebrate Women’s History Month and read from her latest book.

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981, starting first as a week-long commemoration. As part of the celebration of the month, Carlow University is hosting best-selling author Theresa Brown for a free reading at 4 p.m. on March 17 in the Kresge Center on the fifth floor of University Commons.

Brown currently lives in Pittsburgh and holds a nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Ph.D. in English. She is a regular contributor to “The New York Times” and was also recently featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” She has authored two books, and will be reading at the event from her most recent, “The Shift,” a book about her experiences during 12 hours in an oncology ward in a busy teaching hospital.

“Brown’s book is a testament to all the work nurses do and the humanity they show their patients on a daily basis. Theresa is a wonderful role model, since she transformed her life in order to be of service to others,” says Anne Rashid, Ph.D., director of Women’s and Gender Studies and an associate professor of English at the university, in a press release. “We are delighted to have her visit Carlow for this reading, and we think it will be of great interest to students, faculty and community members – not only in the healthcare field – but across all disciplines.”

The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee at Carlow is the sponsor of the reading, which is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow Brown’s reading, and at 5 p.m., there will be a reception and book signing in the lobby of the Kresge Center.


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