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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

head shot of Gish Jen
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
head shot of Gish Jen
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:00 am
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:00 pm
To Be Announced
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:00 am
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall
Kevin Young seated with colorful painting behind him
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Kevin Young seated with colorful painting behind him
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:00 am
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Margaret Jacks 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