Author Grant Bailie Coming to Saint Mary’s for Reading

Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
(574) 284-4579

October 6, 2011 (Notre Dame, Indiana)—The Saint Mary’s College Department of English is proud to host fiction author Grant Bailie on Monday, October 10. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Welsh Parlor of Haggar College Center at 7:30 p.m. Bailie is a Cleveland-based fiction author. His novels include Cloud 8”, “Mortarville”, and New Hope for Small Men”. “New Hope for Small Men” was written during Bailie’s participation in “Novel: A Living Installation”, for which he spent 30 days writing in an architect-designed habitat at New York’s Flux Factory. Bailie will read from his forthcoming book “Tomorrowland”, an illustrated novel set in a future with moving sidewalks and spaceships that is in many ways is not unlike our own time. After the reading, Bailie will be available for questions and answers and book signing. There will be books available for purchase at this event.

Melanie Page, a faculty member in the English department said of the visit, “All majors, especially English majors, should attend as many readings as possible because seeing literature as a living, breathing art can change the way you think about the connection between the written word and the world in which you live. Live readings go beyond ’like’ or ‘dislike’ of the book and forges a human bond.”

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.