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‘Acceptance’ author to speak before movie screening March 17

Susan Coll, author of Acceptance, will be the focus of the Academic Novel event Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St.

Acceptance explores the college admissions process and its effects on three high school students and their families. Coll also was involved in the process of turning her novel into a Lifetime television movie.

Coll

Coll

The evening will begin with a 45-minute question-and-answer session, followed by a screening of the movie.

Popcorn and drinks will be provided at no cost, and the event is free with a University ID. Parking is free at the theater.

“The intent of the Q-and-A with Susan is to allow students to ask questions about writing the novel, getting her novel made into a television movie, the pressures when writing the next novel, how and when does she write, etc.,” said Marcia King-Blandford, vice provost for academic operations.

King-Blandford said admissions staff, administrators, faculty and students studying film, creative writing, higher education and more would benefit from the event.

Coll’s visit will be hosted by the John H. Russel Center for Educational Leadership and is part of the Academic Novel Series, which selects authors to speak based on their portrayal of an issue facing a fictionalized university.

“This is an opportunity to meet someone who has taken her passion for writing and made it her life’s work — and done it very successfully,” King-Blandford said.

For more information, contact Camila Taormina at 419.530.2152 or camila.taormina@utoledo.edu.

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