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ATLANTA - The Lovett School hosts Winston Groom (Author of Forrest Gump)
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When: Tuesday, January 19th
Starting at 6:00 PM
Where: Hendrix-Chenault Theater
4075 Paces Ferry Road, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia  30327-3009
United States
Presenter: Winston Groom
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Winston Groom to visit Lovett

Novelist and nonfiction writer Winston Groom will visit Lovett in January 2016. His visit will include an evening lecture on Tuesday, January 19, as well as time with Upper School students and faculty on Wednesday, January 20.

During his evening lecture, "The Generals: Learning and Writing about Character", Groom will discuss his most recent book, The Generals. In the nonfiction book, Groom tells the tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, three generals who changed America’s ideas of military leadership in World War II. The lecture will be held at 6:00 pm in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. There will be a book signing prior to the lecture at 5:30 pm. Food and beverages will also be available at this time.

The event is free of charge and open to the community. Please reply to
Groom is best known for his book, Forrest Gump, which was adapted to a film, starring Tom Hanks, in 1994. Born in 1943, Groom grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where he attended UMS-Wright Preparatory School. In 1965, he graduated from the University of Alabama with an AB in English and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division from July 1966 to September 1967 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. He then spent the next eight years working as a reporter and columnist for the Washington Star before becoming a full-time author. Groom is the author of eighteen books, including Conversations with the Enemy, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for General Non-Fiction in 1984.

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