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Author of Shiver trilogy to speak at Bridgewater College

bridgewaterMaggie Stiefvater, author of the bestselling Shiver trilogy, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

The program, sponsored by the Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund for Student Education series, is free and open to the public.

Professional novelist by day and artist by night, Stiefvater is the author of the Shiver trilogy (Shiver, Linger, Forever) and the Books of Faerie (Lament and Ballad), as well as The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys.

Entertainment Weekly has called Stiefvater “one of the finest young adult novelists writing today.” Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Born in Harrisonburg, Va., Stiefvater graduated with a B.A. in history from Mary Washington College. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and two children.

The Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund for Student Education series was established in memory of Pazmino, a 1995 Bridgewater College graduate who died in 2005.

Pazmino spent two years in Japan training teachers in English language curriculum development. Returning to the U.S. she earned a master’s degree from George Mason University and became a teacher-consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project. She then spent a year teaching English in Southern California before returning to Virginia, where she joined the staff of the Journal of the Virginia Writing Project.

The memorial fund is used to enrich the educational experience for Bridgewater students by focusing on children and young adult literature and international education and outreach.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college, located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.