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  • Writer's picturePatti Callahan Henry

Live Event: 10th annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series

Updated: May 24, 2022

We won’t give up. Pandemic or not!!! The show must go on :) @samfordu join us! @samfordeducation

New York Times Bestselling Author

Patti Callahan Henry


Sept. 22, 2020


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Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their spirit of generosity, Samford University's Orlean Beeson School of Education is proud to present Patti Callahan Henry, as the 2020 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author.

Henry will speak about her recent book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, on September 22 at 7 p.m. during a livestreamed event that can be viewed at This event is complimentary as Samford's gift to the community.

Henry will share insights and stories of inspiration from her book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, a motivational account of the life of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of legendary writer C.S. Lewis.

To fully capture and convey the story of Mrs. Lewis, a brilliant and complicated woman, Henry retraced Lewis’s steps from New York to Oxford. Becoming Mrs. Lewis beautifully documents Henry’s extensive research of Lewis’s fascinating life and her unlikely love story.

Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 15 novels. A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, she is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs and women’s groups. She resides in Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina.

Prepare to be inspired and encouraged at this 10th anniversary event!


The Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series highlights reading and literacy and provides support for Samford's Orlean Beeson School of Education. DONATE AND LEARN MORE.


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