The KU Big Read: Dreams, Identity and Careers

The KU Big Read: Dreams, Identity and Careers

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Join us for a discussion on 'The Gravity of Us' by Phil Stamper and the 'Dreams, Identity and Careers' that we pursue.

About this event

Please join us online for an exciting talk about the 'Dreams, Identity and Careers' that shape our lives.

What do you want your future life to look like – as a career, as an individual, as a friend? The book offers insight into making choices – and how to respond when life does not work out as you had planned.

The event will feature the author Phil Stamper (KU alumnus), Shaun Sandiford (KU alumnus and Senior Management Partner in Recruitment and Business Acquisition at St. James’s Place) and Faustina Edward (Personal Development Programme Officer at Kingston).

About the Author

Phil Stamper grew up in a rural village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music from the University of Dayton and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing from Kingston University.

When he first left his home state, he moved to Washington, DC. Soon after, he began his career in non-profit PR. In addition to the press releases and news stories, he began writing novels on the side.

Years later, Phil is now the bestselling author of The Gravity of Us, As Far As You’ll Take Me, and other books. Although his work is generally marketed as ‘young adult’, his books have a far wider audience. He works in author development for a major book publisher in New York City, where he lives with his husband and their dog. Golden Boys, the first book in his upcoming young adult rom-com duology, came out in February 2022. Small Town Pride, his debut middle grade novel, will be published in Summer 2022.

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