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Award-Winning Journalist Regina Brett to Speak

Posted Feb. 20, 2013

Award-winning journalist Regina Brett will speak at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall auditorium. She will speak about her newest book, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible, a collection of inspirational essays in which she shares lessons that will help people make a difference in the world around them.

Sponsored by the Kent State Tuscarawas Artist/Lecture Series, the presentation is free and open to the public, however tickets are required and will be available beginning April 2 at the Founders Hall receptionist's office, which is open from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are limited to two per person and must be picked up in person.

Regina Brett is the voice readers and audiences turn to when they want inspiration for life. She is a New York Times best-selling author whose popular book God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours has been published in 18 countries. Her presentations at seminars, colleges, churches, commencements, conferences and fundraisers inspire audiences to take the next right step, create the life of their dreams, make peace with the past, say yes to life and be the miracle they want to see in the world.

As a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary, Brett has gained the attention and hearts of readers throughout the country. As a columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Ohio's largest newspaper and the 16th largest newspaper in the country - her columns are posted on refrigerators, tucked into wallets, quoted from pulpits, clipped, tweeted, snail-mailed and emailed around the world.

She also hosts the Regina Brett Show, a live call-in radio show weekly on NPR affiliate WKSU 98.7 FM, which is also podcast on-demand at Brett has also been a guest on Oprah & Friends Radio.

Brett's most popular column, 50 Life Lessons, is about faith and family, about the lessons cancer taught her and the ones she learned growing up in a family of 11 children and as a single parent for 18 years. That column became a viral Internet sensation, attracting international attention and leading to the publication of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours, in 18 countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Sweden, Brazil, Poland, Portugal Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

Brett has a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from John Carroll University and a journalism degree from Kent State University.

Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.



Media Contact:
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas

Feb. 20, 2013