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IC alumnus on campus for book reading


Illinois College alumnus Adam Kershaw ’02 will be on campus to perform a reading from his novel, The Price of Loyalty, on Thursday, October 25, from 8 to 9 p.m. in Abraham Lincoln Hall’s Fairfield Library.

Kershaw, a Pi Pi Rho Literary Society alumnus, graduated from Illinois College with a major in English with a secondary education certificate and experience working in the Campus Writing Center. He teaches English and is a football coach at Williamsville High School. After earning his master's degree in English from the University of Illinois Springfield, Kershaw also took on the role of teaching English at Benedictine University.

His novel was written in partial fulfillment of his master’s degree and is based loosely on his experiences as a literary society member, telling a riveting story of the trials of maintaining the bonds of friendship through trying times.

A reception will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m., and a book signing will follow the reading. Books will be available in the IC Bookstore.

The event is sponsored by the Campus Writing Center, Pi Pi Rho Literary Society and the staff of Forté literary magazine.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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