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Reservations Now Open for Friends of the UNCG Libraries Dinner with Chris Bohjalian on March 22, 2016

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are pleased to announce that best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will be the guest speaker at their Annual Dinner in Cone Ballroom in the Elliott University Center on the night of March 22, 2016. Tickets, which include dinner, are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Tickets for the program only are $22.

Reservations are required and may be purchased online through the Triad Stage Box Office online or by calling 336-272-0160.  Reservations for the dinner should be made by March 15.

Chris Bohjalian is the author of 18 books, most of which were New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and three books also became movies. He may be best known for his novel, Midwives, a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah’s Book Club, and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. The Sandcastle Girls examined the Armenian Genocide, and he speaks frequently about that topic and the need for the history of it to be better known. His awards include the ANCA Freedom Award for his work educating Americans about the Armenian Genocide; the ANCA Arts and Letters Award for The Sandcastle Girls, as well as the Saint Mesrob Mashdots Medal and Russia’s Soglasie (Concord) Award.
His latest novel, The Guest Room, is a story of a human trafficking, a party gone horribly wrong, and a marriage in crisis. The paperback of his most recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, was published in May 2015.

His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon. His awards also include the New England Society Book Award for The Night Strangers; the New England Book Award; a Boston Public Library Literary Light; a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Trans-Sister Radio; and the Anahid Literary Award. He is a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Chris graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife, the photographer Victoria Blewer. Their daughter, Grace Experience, is a young actor in New York City.

The dinner is a fundraiser to support the University Libraries at UNCG.  Reservations are required and may be purchased through the Triad Stage Box Office by calling 336-272-0160 or on the web at  Friends members will receive invitations by mail after the first of the year.

Table sponsorships are available for $650 and include 8 tickets, preferential seating, recognition in the printed program and in signage at the event, and public acknowledgement at the event.  Contact Barry Miller by email at or call 336-256-0112 to sponsor a table. Table sponsorships should be completed by March 1. 

Friends of the UNCG Libraries members pay $60 for individual reservations and non-members pay $70.  Program only tickets will be $22 each.  The deadline for buying dinner tickets is March 15.  Program only tickets will be sold until the event or as long as they are available.

For more information or to request  disability accommodations, please contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112 or 


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