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HAC Book Night features free books, readings, drawings

Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC) will host the annual HAC Book Night this month.

Previously World Book Night, this event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the LINK, inside the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. The event is organized by Amanda Higbee, a Reading, Mich., junior majoring in communication, and Ali Falls, a Fremont freshman majoring in professional writing and English studies.

"I love HAC Book Night. It's a great celebration of reading and literature. Plus, it gives me and others an opportunity to ‘spring clean’ some books that need a new home, and to find others for the summer," said Trine’s Sarah Young of Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication.

Everyone is invited to attend the event to choose a free book or to donate books to the book exchange. Books may be brought to the event or dropped off at Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co., 1450 N. Wayne St., Angola. Attendees do not need to donate a book to take one home and those who donate will be able to take more than one book.

During the event, drawings will take place for 10 new copies of a book to be selected by Trine students. Students are currently voting for “The Lovely Bones,” “An Abundance of Katherines,” Wild,” “Gone Girl” or “Where Men Win Glory.” The book that gets the most votes will be the one given by drawings.

In addition, at 6:30 p.m. story teller and Trine adjunct professor Lou Ann Homan will perform Ray Bradbury's story "June" from his collection Dandelion Wine. After that, students and faculty will read poetry (some original) every 15 minutes.

Any books left from the event will be donated to Better World Books by Trine’s LINK, which is co-sponsoring the event.