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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (February 21, 2012) — La Roche College will host a Literary Society event on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. in the Ryan Room located in the Zappala College Center. Author Tess Almendarez Lojacono will discuss her debut novel, Milagros, which is a poignant story of family, faith and tradition.

Lojacono is a writer, business owner and teacher. Her work has appeared online and in print, in such publications as OffCourse Magazine, Etchings, The Cortland Review, Words and Images and others. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

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.

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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