The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature young-adult novelist and Hope graduate Emily Henry on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. 

There will also be a question-and-answer session in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication earlier in the day, at 3:30 p.m.

The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.

Emily Henry spent the first five years of her life in southern California before moving on to the Midwest, where she spent nine years running through poison ivy in Kentucky, four taking angsty pictures next to railroad tracks in Ohio, and four more tromping across frozen lakes in Michigan. In that time she also studied dance and creative writing at Hope College, graduating in 2012.

After completing a writing residency at the now-extinct New York Center for Art & Media Studies, she returned to Kentucky, where she now writes and lives alongside her husband and a pit-bull named Dottie. Her work has appeared in The Hairpin and The Toast; “The Love That Split the World” is her first novel.

Additional information about the series can be found on the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series website.

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.  The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.