The KU Big Read: Social Media

The KU Big Read: Social Media

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Join us for a discussion on 'The Gravity of Us' by Phil Stamper and using 'Social Media' as a tool.

About this event

Please join us online for an intriguing talk about how 'Social Media' is changing the world around us for better or for worse.

The main character of 'The Gravity of Us' by KU Big Read author Phil Stamper, builds his online following in order to get his career going – and online connectivity plays a key role in the plot. It relates to viral videos, journalism, celebrities and vlogging. We will discuss how much online communication is good, and how to keep an online presence that also preserves some privacy.

The event will feature Victoria Scott, journalist for more than two decades, working for outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera and the Telegraph, lecturer of the BA and MA Journalism courses at Kingston and author of the novels Patience and Grace.

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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