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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.

In its 37th season, 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, exhilarating experience of their work. The 2018-2019 writers include Gish Jen, Maggie Nelson, and Kevin Young.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm
To Be Announced
Kevin Young seated with colorful painting behind him
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall

Past Events

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:00 pm