Where: Weinberg Memorial Library’s Heritage Room
When: Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the launch of CTLE Writing Center Coordinator Amye Archer’s new book, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings. This collection features primary narratives from 83 survivors of 21 different school shootings spanning 52 years. From the 1966 University of Texas at Austin shooting to 2018’s Santa Fe High School in Texas, survivors include students, parents, teachers, staff, medical professionals, and community members.
This book, an anthology of woe, offers a modicum of succor and hope to anyone interested in learning how gun violence is affecting our nation. – Washington Post
Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Wilkes University where she received the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship. Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny received an honorable mention in the 2015 Red Hen Press nonfiction contest and was published by Big Table in 2016. Amye’s writing has appeared in Longreads, Scary Mommy, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, and HuffPo. Amye’s essay, “Slow Motion,” received a notable in The Best American Essays of 2016 edited by Jonathan Franzen. Amye is the Writing Center Coordinator at The University of Scranton where she also teaches in the English Department.
Books will be available for purchase. All methods of payment are accepted. A portion of every book sold will benefit groups working with survivors of gun violence.