Students eating at a table outside of Zach's

The Novel Experience

SpartaSPARTA by Roxana Robinson, has been selected as the novel all incoming members of the class of 2019 will read and discuss. 

 The previous books and authors in the series are:

    Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Waiting by Ha Jin
    Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
    Paco's Story by Larry Heineman
    Rich in Love by Josephine Humphries
    A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds
    One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
   When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
   Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
   Old School by Tobias Wolff
   One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
   Night Talk by Elizabeth Cox

So what is the Novel Experience, anyway?

The Novel Experience is a program that connects the members of the incoming class with each other through a shared experience and a shared meal. All incoming students read the same book before arriving on campus for Orientation. This year, that book is Sparta by Roxana Robinson. 

Early in September the author will come to campus for the Novel Experience Convocation and will discuss the book with first year students and the rest of the Wofford community. A few days after the convocation students will gather with their Humanities 101 class for a catered lunch during which they will discuss the novel, the convocation, and what a shared reading experience means to them.