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Regina Calcaterra – Etched in Sand Lecture

Oct 30, 2017 • by Holleran Center at Alvernia University
Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra will deliver the annual First Year Seminar Lecture on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00pm in the PEC on Alvernia’s Main Campus.

Her memoir “Etched in Sand” tells her difficult yet inspiring tale of a childhood filled with abuse, foster care and homelessness in the city of New York. The book appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list for an impressive 16 weeks.


Regina Calcaterra’s memoir, Etched in Sand, published by HarperCollins, William Morrow is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and triumph. It chronicles Regina’s rising above her past, while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together through it all.

Regina Calcaterra is an attorney working for the State of New York. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings persevered an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with the challenges of the foster-care system and intermittent homelessness in the shadows of Manhattan and the Hamptons.

Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, one can rise above their past if they have the desire and the determination to succeed.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please call the Holleran Center at 610-790-1925 with any questions or for more information.

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