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Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, will host the final “Books & Coffee” program of the semester 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the back room of Gilbert’s Café. She will be engaging students, faculty, and staff in a book discussion of Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

The event is part of Sex Week activities happening across campus. Free coffee and cookies will be provided.

The novel is a political, social, and ethical commentary on good and evil. It takes place in The Land of Oz, before Dorothy dropped in during The Wizard of Oz. The story centers on Elphaba, the misunderstood green-skinned girl who grows up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West.

The “Books & Coffee” program gives students the opportunity to hear faculty and staff talk about topics that interest them apart from their research and teaching specializations and provides students with a chance to expand their learning by discussing books that are of interest to them.

Previous discussions have been with President Dan Weiss about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby; Suzanne Westfall, professor and head of English, about Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code; and Alan Childs, professor of psychology, about Khaled Hosseini’s Kite Runner.

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