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Pulitzer winner Rick Bragg to speak at fundraising event

Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg will be speaking at an Alpine Living Magazine fundraiser March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Gorgas Library Room 205.

Alpine Living is an award-winning international travel magazine created and edited entirely by University of Alabama students. Every other year, a group of about 20 students travels to a new location near the Alps for a period of two weeks to create more than 100 pages of editorial content.

Amanda Sams, editor-in-chief, said the class is traveling to Spain this year to visit the Pyrenees. They will be in Spain March 15-30.

“For our fifth edition, we will travel to Spain,” Sams said. “We’ll report back to you from several places throughout our journey including Barcelona, Basque Country, Madrid, Sevilla and, as a convenient side trip for our readers, Lisbon, Portgual. We’ll write about everything from dining on a budget to dressing like a Spaniard to where to get the best wine.”

The money raised through this fundraiser will help cover the cost for some of the travel expenses for the trip. Students pay for the trip out-of-pocket, and Alpine Living offers some scholarships to help students.

Rick Bragg will be speaking at the event. He is a professor in the department of journalism. Bragg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, an author and a renowned public speaker.

“I am not sure what he is planning to speak about,” Sams said. “But if Rick Bragg is speaking at any event, you can be confident that it will be entertaining, enlightening and an event that you do not want to miss.”

The event will be held in Gorgas Library Room 205. It will cost $8 for UA students and faculty members, and $12 for the general public. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:20 p.m., and you can pay via cash, check or credit/debit card.

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