Chitra Divakaruni visited campus September 24-26 in connection with Central’s common reading selection for the year. Students and faculty joined together in reading her novel “One Amazing Thing,” which tells the story of a group of people trapped together in the visa office of the Indian Consulate during an earthquake. Divakaruni is an award-winning novelist and poet, and she is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Houston. During her visit at Central, Divakaruni presented a keynote address, during which she shared about her experiences moving from India to the United States, becoming a published writer and her writing process. She also read a selection from her new novel “Oleander Girl” as part of Central’s Writers Reading Series.