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New York Times Best-Selling Author Zane to Speak at NCCU


North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will welcome New York Times best-selling erotica author Kristina Laferne Roberts, better known by her pseudonym Zane, to its Rock the Mic Lecture Series Wednesday, March 7, at B.N. Duke Auditorium.  She will speak on empowerment and the use of personal stories in achieving success.

The address will take place at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

As Zane, Roberts has written and self-published more than three dozen books and has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list more than 25 times.  Some of her best known titles include “Addicted,” “Skyscraper,” “Nervous,” and “The Heat Seekers.” In 2014, Roberts served as executive producer for a movie version of “Addicted.” She is also the publisher for Strebor Books and Infinite Words.  

Roberts, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Howard University, has received numerous awards for her work, including an NAACP outstanding literature award. 

Now in its third year, NCCU’s Rock the Mic Lecture Series brings in some of the nation’s top thought-leaders and entrepreneurs to engage students on relevant topics in education, entertainment, politics and social justice. This year’s lectures are presented in collaboration with the University’s Lyceum series.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership at (919) 530-5436.

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