Dave Eggers and Tobias Wolff in Conversation
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 6:pm pm
Location: Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center
Join author Dave Eggers as he discusses topics related to his recent book, The Circle, in conversation with Tobias Wolff. Eggers’ other works include A Hologram for the King, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, and What Is the What. Tobias Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English at Stanford University. He is also the author of The Barracks Thief, This Boy’s Life, In Pharaoh’s Army, Old School, and Our Story Begins.
The event is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Creative Writing Program and the Stanford McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.
Allan Gurganus Reading
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
A Reading by Allan Gurganus, Part of the Lane Lecture Series
Along with Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Gurganus’s works include White People, (Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Pen-Faulkner Finalist) as well as the novel Plays Well With Others. His most recent story collection, Local Souls, was published in 2013. Gurganus’s short fiction appears in the New Yorker, Harper’s and other magazines. His stories have been honored by the O’Henry Prize Stories, Best American Stories, and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Gurganus was a recent John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. His novella Blessed Assurance: A Moral Tale, from White People, has become part of the Harvard Business School’s Ethics curriculum. The work is discussed at length in Questions of Character (Harvard Business School Press) by Joseph L. Badaracco.
Gurganus graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where he’d gone to work with Grace Paley. At the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his mentors were Stanley Elkin and John Cheever. Mr. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Stanford, Duke, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His students have included the novelists Ann Patchett, Elizabeth McCracken, Chris Offut, James Hines, Ayana Mathis, Justin Torres, Kate Christensen and Donald Antrim, among many others. Gurganus is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt
A Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt, Part of the Lane Lecture Series
Date: Monday, 3/2/15
Time: 8:00 pm