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Nicholas Sparks, Hill Harper scheduled for free USF Lecture Series

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“CSI: NY” actor Hill Harper and bestselling romantic novelist Nicholas Sparks will be the speakers for the spring edition of the USF University Lecture Series.

Harper will speak tonight at 8. Sparks is scheduled to speak Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

The lectures, which take place in the Marshall Student Center ballroom on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, are free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended as seating is limited and priority is given to USF students.

Harper, known for portraying Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on “CSI: NY,” has also appeared in “The Skulls,” “He Got Game,” “Lackawanna Blues” and “The Sopranos.” He is the author of the award-winning books “Letters to a Young Brother” and “Letters to a Young Sister” and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Harper will discuss his life experiences, the path to empowerment and the role of education.

Nicholas Sparks is the author of 17 New York Times bestselling novels, including “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Nights in Rodanthe” and “Dear John,” many of which have been adapted into feature films.

Sparks will tell his personal story of “hard work, rejection anxiety and triumph as it relates to aspiring authors — and romantics — everywhere,” according to the USF Lecture Series site.

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