Rick Bragg, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, will visit The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in October.

The Alabama resident is the author of seven books. He will read from his latest book and will discuss writing with Professor Amy Clark during the Oct. 18 campus visit. The event, sponsored by the UVa-Wise Lecture Committee, Wise Writes and the Appalachian Writing Project, will take place in Cantrell Banquet Hall from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A book signing will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. UVa-Wise students may receive cultural activity credit for attendance.