CLAREMONT, California – May 19, 2008

Author Carolyn Jessop, former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, presents her book, Escape, at a luncheon and lecture, Saturday, May 31, 2008, in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons.

Jessop’s book, a New York Times bestseller, is a dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist, polygamist sect, and her courageous flight to freedom with her children.

A book signing will follow the presentation, with books available for purchase before and after the event. Reservations are required; cost is $25 per person. To make a reservation, call 909.607.9372 by Wednesday, May 28.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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