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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-2297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Hosts Bárbara Mujica, Author of Frida and Sister Teresa

BOCA RATON, FL (February 25, 2009) – Bárbara Mujica, author of Frida, will read from her newest novel Sister Teresa on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   The reading is free and open to the public, and the first 100 registered attendees will receive a free copy of Sister Teresa.

Mujica’s latest novel is based on the life of one of the world’s most famous saints, St. Teresa of Avila. Beautiful, wealthy and flirtatious in her early years, Teresa was known as the “belle of Avila.” She entered a convent, however, to avoid a dangerous scandal and discovered an unparalleled spiritual fervor. The fervor led her to become a reformer, visionary and founder of convents. Her revolutionary ideas both provoked the Inquisition and inspired millions. Blending fact with fiction, Mujica narrates Teresa’s story in vivid detail.

Mujica is a professor of Spanish at Georgetown University. She writes extensively on Spanish literature, and her numerous articles have appeared in many academic journals.

This event is sponsored by FAU’s department of languages, linguistics and comparative literature in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.   To register or for more information, email epeters1@fau.edu.       

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