George Hodgman, the author of the charming, witty memoir, Bettyville (2016), a NY Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will visit MSU in April. A welcome reception will be held for him in Room 107 of Duane G. Meyer Library on Monday, April 17th, from 4:30 to 6:30. During the day on Tuesday, April 18th, he will meet with various classes and groups on campus, culminating in an evening talk on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Coger Theatre in Craig Hall. The MSU Libraries and the Missouri Center for the Book are partnering with several other campus groups to organize and sponsor his visit. Hodgman divides his time between NYC and Paris (Missouri, that is, near Florida, Twain’s birthplace, and not too far from Louisiana and Mexico).