Homecoming is under way at Centre College this weekend and a new event has been added to schedule of events.
More than a dozen authors, all with Centre connections, are scheduled to be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norton Center for the Arts foyer.
“It’s the first time we’ve done (this event),” said Megan Milby, director of alumni affairs. “We opened it up to alumni to participate. ... They’ll be selling books on their own ... to campus and community members.”
Milby said the college is always looking for ways to highlight the accomplishments of its alumni. Individual authors have visited the campus in the past during homecoming weekend. Milby said she didn’t want to feature just one author, so inviting several authors seemed the next logical step.
The oldest author who has agreed to attend is Homer Rice, class of 1951. The youngest are Kathleen Brook, class of 2003, and Chuck Beard, class of 2002.
Milby said there is a range of subject matter.
“The topics are across the board — a children’s book, biographies,” Milby noted. “It will be interesting.”
Another author who will be on hand is James Higdon, class of 1998, who has written a book about the Corn Bread Mafia.
“I hope it’s a really great event. I hope that our authors who are coming also appreciate the audience they have, from alumni and campus as well as the community,” Milby said.