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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (October 21, 2011) — La Roche College will host its first Literary Society event for the year on Friday, October 28th. This popular event will explore the topic, “Fitzgerald in the Late 1910s: War and Women.” Dr. Richard C. Clark, Ph.D., an adjunct professor in the English Department at the College and a La Roche College alumnus, is the guest speaker. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Ryan Room. A reception with refreshments will follow. This event is open to the public.

The Literary Society was started at La Roche College in the early 1980s by Dr. Dorothy Saladiak as a venue for alumni to present papers on authors, provide a forum for scholarship and discussion on literature and other issues.

The second presentation for the year is slated to be a presentation by author, Tess Almendarez Lojacono, who will talk about her new novel, Milagros. It will be held on Feb. 24th, 2012 (weather permitting). On March 23rd, Father Peter Horton will present, “Imagining God: The Musicals of Stephen Schwartz.”

For more information, please contact Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D. at 412-536-1216 or

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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