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New York Times best-selling author to speak at 32nd Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture

Bonnie Garmus

Loyola University Maryland will welcome New York Times best-selling author Bonnie Garmus for the 32nd Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the Evergreen campus.

General admission is $10. Tickets are available through the event information page. Loyola students and employees and Mount Saint Agnes College alumnae are free, but advanced registration is encouraged.

Bonnie Garmus' book

Garmus is the author of Lessons in Chemistry, a novel about a ’60s Southern California cooking show host who was fired as a chemist. Published in 2022 as Garmus’ debut novel, it's been recognized as a "Best Book of the Year" by the Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek. The novel has also been adapted into a TV series, debuting on Apple TV+ in October 2023.

Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99. 

About the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture Series  
Founded in the late 1970s and named in honor of the late Sister Mary Cleophas Costello, RSM, former president of Mount Saint Agnes College from 1953-1968, the lecture series features prominent women who embody the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and artistic ability.