Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-10-19

Samford University Library will host author Robert McCammon in a Live at the Library program Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. The public is invited free of charge to the event in Room 235 of the University Library.

McCammon is the author of more than 14 novels and many short stories, including Boy's Life, Swan Song, Mine, Gone South, and his newest series, Speaks the Nightbird.

The two-volume Speaks the Nightbird and other selected McCammon books will be available for purchase. A book signing and refreshments will follow his talk.

The event is part of Samford's 2005 Homecoming celebration. Due to several construction projects on the Samford campus, overflow parking will be available at Homewood High School and the Samford soccer stadium on South Lakeshore Drive. Shuttles will run from overflow lots beginning about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

For information, call (205) 726-2983.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.