Posted September 19, 2007

‘Black Ice’ author Lorene Cary to visit Temple Oct. 4

In the early ’70s, Lorene Cary was transplanted from her Philadelphia roots into the elite environs of Saint Paul’s School in New Hampshire.

Cary’s experience as a minority in academia, both as a student and a teacher, became the source for her memoir Black Ice, an autobiographical account of the inevitable growing pains that accompany adolescence. The book was named the 2007 selection for the First-Year Reading Project, through which entering freshmen are encouraged to read the selected book before the start of the fall semester.

Cary will visit Temple’s Main Campus for a reading and book signing on Oct. 4, the culmination of a week’s worth of special activities, including a film series, crossword-puzzle competition and small faculty- and student-led discussions to support discussion of the novel.

Film series:

Films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema (the Reel).

Sept. 24: School Ties

Oct. 1: Finding Forrester

Black Ice cover

Faculty Forum:

Sept. 20, 2:40–4 p.m. Tuttleman Learning Center, room 303AB

Student forum:

Sept. 20: 11:40 a.m.–1 p.m. Student Center, room 217.

Author visit:

Lorene Carey will visit Main and Ambler campuses of Temple University on Thursday, Oct. 4. She will address the Temple community and will be available to sign students' books.

1:10 p.m. Main Campus, Student Center, room 200

5 p.m. Ambler Campus, Bright Hall, lounge