Award-winning author Patti Callahan Henry speaks on George Fox Campus March 10

February 28, 2022


Patti Callahan Henry, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 16 novels, will speak on the George Fox University campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in Room 105 of the university's Hoover Academic Building. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.

Callahan Henry will speak on the topic “Surprised by Joy,” a reference to the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name. Her visit is the latest in George Fox’s President’s Speaker Series.

A podcast host, author and national speaker, Callahan Henry won the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Christy Award (“Book of the Year”) in 2019 for her novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis. She was also the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and won the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year award for 2019.

Callahan Henry is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly online Friends and Fiction live web show and podcast. She is also a contributor to the weekly life lesson essay column for Parade magazine. A full-time author and mother of three children, she resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina, with her husband.

For more information on her visit, visit the President’s Speaker Series page on the George Fox website.

George Fox University is classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University.” More than 4,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers 60 undergraduate academic programs, degree-completion programs for working adults, and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Rob Felton
George Fox University