HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2012 – Dr. Philip Mulder, professor of history at High Point University, has recently been selected to serve as president of the board of directors for BookMarks, a nonprofit organization creating a community of readers.
Mulder will serve alongside fellow board member and HPU faculty member Dr. Hayden Carrón, associate professor of Spanish.
HPU’s department of history has worked with BookMarks to bring authors Carlos Alberto Montaner and Joseph Glatthaar to HPU’s campus where they met with students to share insights and writings. BookMarks hosts events such as the annual Festival of Books, Author Talks and programs that place renowned authors in school classrooms to inspire the love of literature.
The nonprofit organization has also brought to the Piedmont Triad acclaimed authors Geraldine Brooks, Gillian Flynn, Tony Horwitz, Daniel Walker Howe, Tom Perrotta, Rick Riordan, Lisa See, Carole Boston Weatherford and many more.
The next BookMarks Festival will be held on Sept. 7, 2013 in the Arts District of Winston-Salem. The event will attract dozens of authors and thousands of book enthusiasts.