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Acclaimed international author to visit UT Sept. 22

The University of Toledo Department of Foreign Languages will host an evening with the French author Pascal Thiriet Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m.

The event will take place in Memorial Field House Room 2420.

Thiriet will discuss his books and his transitional journey from math professor to celebrated author.

His Fau Que tu Viennes was published in 2014 and J’ai Fait Comme Elle a Dit came out in 2013.

Thiriet also will talk about the writing process, finding publishers, and getting published.

“We find that hosting Mr. Thiriet, and others like him, provides a unique opportunity for our students, faculty and other campus and community individuals to actively and intellectually engage in learning beyond the classroom environment,” Dr. Gaby Semaan, assistant professor in the UT Department of Foreign Languages, said.

“This will not only widen the horizons of our students and provide opportunities for the public in our communities, but it also encourages the dialogue between and across boundaries, and will provide our students with opportunities to explore possible future pursuits that interest them,” Semaan said.

After his talk, Thiriet will sign books, which will be for sale at the event.

The free, public event is part of a series of talks the Department of Foreign Languages will host throughout the semester.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by Biggby Coffee.

For more information, contact Semaan at

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