For the Colgate Reads initiative, lovers of good literature were invited to read and share their thoughts about  “Tenth of December,” a short story by acclaimed author George Saunders.

Our goal was 2,013 readers in the year 2013 and the community responded – we passed 2,013 in early August, and we’re still adding people.  Participants are having a robust conversation  on the forum (note, only people signed up for Colgate Reads have access), and the Class of 2017 talked about the story both on the forum and on its Facebook page.

Now it’s time to hear from the author himself. On Tuesday, September 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel, the public is welcome to watch Saunders in person, and if they can’t attend, via Livestream. Click “follow” at Livestream to get notifications sent directly by e-mail to this event, plus all other events at Colgate.

Saunders’s appearance also marks the beginning of the university’s Living Writers series, which brings authors to campus for public readings.  You can view the entire schedule here. If you would like the chance for a deeper experience throughout the coming semester, sign up for LW Online.