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HPU Hosts Best-Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe

06.7.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 2, 2011 ? High Point University recently hosted an enjoyable morning with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe as part of ?A Morning in the Garden,? an event sponsored by the High Point Literary League.

Monroe spoke about her new novel, ?The Butterfly?s Daughter,? a story that traces the journey of a young woman that happens to follow the path of the monarch butterfly?s migration. She also signed copies of the book at the event.

Monroe is best known for her novel, ?The Long Road Home,? which launched a writing career that has produced more than a dozen novels and landed Monroe on several best seller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today.

The High Point Literary League also presents a scholarship each year to an HPU student who exhibits talent in creative writing. This spring, the scholarship was presented to Miah Saunders, a rising senior who is majoring in creative writing.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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