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Lisa C. Paul to speak on campus

Meet the author of WLC's summer read selection

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Date posted: October 1, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes author Lisa C. Paul to campus on October 9. She will discuss her book Swimming in the Daylight, which was WLC's 2013 summer read selection.

Paul will share her inspiring story of friendship, sacrifice, and faith, as she reflects on her experiences in the Soviet Union in the 1980s as well as her hunger strike back home in the United States. 

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to hear Paul speak at 7 p.m. in the Center for Arts & Performance Schwan Concert Hall, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue, on Wednesday, October 9. The free lecture will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Students and faculty are encouraged to bring their books to be signed.

Swimming in the Daylight, set in the years just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, is the story of the improbable friendship between Lisa C. Paul, a college student from the Midwest, strong in her Catholic faith, and Inna Kitrosskaya Meiman, an internationally known Soviet Jew whose government forbids her from receiving medical treatment abroad. As both women hold tight to the strength of their friendship, Paul takes dramatic action to help Meiman, and never gives up hope for her freedom. This moving book should inspire new generations to fight for the causes in which they believe.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.

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