The Dorothea Benton Frank Writing Series, a new program at the College of Charleston, will host bestselling author Adriana Trigiani March 5 for its inaugural event.

The series plans to give students the opportunity to engage with established writers and publishing professionals with the intent of expanding the conversation on literature beyond school work. Authors will host a master class to discuss their craft, a workshop, critique student work and more. Professionals working in publishing will host “Industry Talks,” where they will give advice on working in the writing industry.

For the inaugural event, Trigiani will teach a master class to students at the College. The night before, March 4, she will virtually deliver a reading from her latest novel, Tony’s Wife. In addition to her most recent work, Trigiani is an award-winning playwright and the founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program for Appalachian students.