Terry Farish

March 11, 2013

Author and former Rivier faculty member to read from new novel

NASHUA, N.H. – On March 21 at 7 p.m., Terry Farish, an author and former Rivier faculty member, will read from her most recent book, “The Good Braider,” which has been receiving rave reviews. The event will take place on the Rivier campus in the Dion Center Reception Room on Clement Street in Nashua, and is free and open to the public.

The novel follows a young woman as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey , lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear.

“I continue to receive letters and emails from Rivier students I taught in writing workshops telling about their current writing and publications,” said Farish. “We had wonderful communities of writers and I'm honored to bring this new book of mine back to Rivier. I saw such good writing begin and take shape, and come into the world at Riv. I always told students that writing in general should be written for publication, meaning the chief measure of any writing is its power to communicate.”

Rivier University will host several events and activities throughout the month of March as part of its “Refugee Engagement Month,” which is intended to create opportunities for the University community to be enlightened about the experience of refugees, engaged by the New Hampshire refugee community, and to exchange ideas that facilitate relationships between both communities.  

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Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic institution recognized for distinctive academic programs, offering many of the region’s leading programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. With Nashua as our home and the world as our classroom, the Rivier experience ensures that students develop leadership skills as well as an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures in New England and around the world.  

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