Published on September 12, 2023
The College will host two book signings this week. The first will feature Board of Trustees Member Dr. Glenn Poshard on Wednesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Board Room. Dr. Poshard will read from his recently published biography Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics and Education. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book in paperback and hardback will be available at the event for purchase. Journalist Carl Walworth wrote the book with the participation of Poshard. The book traces his remarkable life from poverty and tragedy, military service, and his time as a state senator, congressman, candidate for governor, President of Southern Illinois University, and as the founder, with his wife Jo, of the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children.
On Friday, September 15 at 11 a.m. in the Ivey Room, author Rachel Cochran will read from her debut novel, The Gulf. The Washington Post says, “The Gulf is Cochran’s debut, and it’s a beauty. Cochran’s novel is rich in story and setting, with the mournful backdrop of a natural disaster, war, and forbidden love gone wrong.”
Cochran grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast and in southern Illinois. She is a JALC alum and a graduate of Herrin High School.