Goshen College to host former-Amish author Saloma Miller Furlong

Event: “Two Lives in One: Inside and Outside the Amish,” by Saloma Miller Furlong
Date and time: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Location: Goshen College’s Newcomer Center Room 19
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: Goshen College’s English and History departments and the Mennonite Historical Society

Saloma Miller Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” just published by Michigan State University Press, will give a reading and presentation titled, “Two Lives in One: Inside and Outside the Amish.” The presentation, sponsored by Goshen College’s English and History departments and the Mennonite Historical Society, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center Room 19 and is free and open to the public.

Miller Furlong was born and raised in an Amish community in Geauga County, Ohio and is a 2007 graduate of Smith College. In her memoir, “Why I Left the Amish,” she recalls her experiences as a child growing up Amish and how, over time, she came to leave the Amish community. During her presentation, Miller Furlong will read from her memoir and engage in a question-and-answer session on her experiences. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College Acting News Bureau Coordinator Alysha Bergey Landis at (574) 535-7762 or alyshabl@goshen.edu.


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