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VCU Common Book 2017

Sam Quinones, author of our 2017 Common Book selection, Dreamland, joined us on campus, November 6 -7, as our Common Book author-in-residence. His lecture in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, followed a full day of meeting with VCU partners, students, faculty and staff. He also met with Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth, Dr. William Hazel, and visited participants in the REAL program at the Richmond City Justice Center (RCJC).

The photos here capture his recent visit. Thanks to all of our VCU and Richmond partners, the faculty in the Department of Focused Inquiry, and most of all, the wonderful students at VCU.

Photos: Brian Palmer/

Below are some highlights of the work University College and its VCU and Richmond partners did together in preparation for Sam Quinones' visit to campus:

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