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Lane Lecture Series

The Lane Lecture Series is a major presence in the cultural life of Stanford University. Through their generosity, Jean and Bill Lane have made it possible for the most distinguished and exciting of contemporary writers to visit Stanford.

Established in 1981, this series honors the enduring power and importance of our literature by bringing the best of writers together with their readers, offering both campus and community a rare and exhilarating experience of their work. The 2023-24 writers include Jennifer Grotz, Ross Gay, and Carmen Maria Machado.

 

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Past Events

Date
Thu May 2nd 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Carmen Maria Machado…

Date
Wed May 1st 2024, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Cedar Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Reading with Carmen Maria…

Date
Thu February 1st 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Ross Gay.

Date
Wed January 31st 2024, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Cedar Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Reading with Ross Gay.…

Date
Thu November 16th 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Jennifer Grotz.…

Date
Wed November 15th 2023, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Levinthal Hall

Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Stanford Humanities Center, we're pleased to announce the next event in…

Date
Thu April 20th 2023, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Tresidder Oak Lounge
498 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Reading with Hilton Als!

Hilton…

Date
Thu March 2nd 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Mary Ruefle…

Date
Wed March 1st 2023, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:
Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Cedar Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Reading with Mary Ruefle!

Date
Thu October 13th 2022, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Gilbert King…