Garth Stein, author of the St. Petersburg College One Book, One College selection The Art of Racing in the Rain, dazzled 145 students, staff and members of the public at the Clearwater Campus on Wednesday, March 13.
Stein shared his insight and experiences as a professional writer and participated in a question and answer session and book signing with the audience. He also read and discussed selections from his third novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. The book, which has been published in 30 languages, has been on the IndieBound bestseller list since its publication in 2008 and was named a New York Times best-selling novel.
Some of his other novels include How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets and Raven Stole the Moon. Stein also has written a full-length play, Brother Jones, and a number of award-winning documentaries.
On Tuesday, March 12, Stein also spoke before an audience of 147 students, staff and faculty at the SPC Music Center at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus. Both events were a collaborative effort by Learning Resources at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus Student Government Association, which also funded the events.
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