Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series

 Laura Bush

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Samford University will host former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush when she speaks at the school on March 26, 2015 as part of the annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series.  

A former teacher and librarian, Mrs. Bush will focus on literacy and the importance of teaching during the 7 p.m. talk in Wright Center. She will also participate in a question and answer session moderated by Samford president Andrew Westmoreland.

Tickets for the Samford event are $35 general admission, $75 reserved seat and $250 VIP admission. The VIP ticket includes a pre-lecture reception, special parking, reserved seating, a photo opportunity with the speaker and a signed copy of her book. Tickets are on sale now at or (205) 726-2853.

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The Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Authors Series was launched in 2011 to highlight reading and literacy and to provide endowment support for Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education. The series is named for Samford's 17th president and his wife. Marla Corts was instrumental in establishing the series following her husband's untimely death in 2009.