2014 kicks off with acclaimed memoirist Jaed Coffin
We are delighted to host acclaimed memoirist Jaed Coffin as our first featured author in the 2014 Norwich University Writers Series. Coffin is the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants and the forthcoming Roughhouse Friday.
A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants is Coffin’s first memoir, and it chronicles his move as a twenty-one-year-old, half-Thai American from Middlebury College to his mother’s native village in Thailand in pursuit of being ordained as a Buddhist monk. Roughhouse Friday is a memoir of his time as a barroom boxer in Juneau, Alaska, where he won a middleweight title.
This is the first event in the 2014 Writers Series, presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. All events in this series are free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and a signing will follow the reading.
Monday, Feb. 10