, 2023-01-04 05:04:01,
The first lecture of the spring semester in Elon University’s speaker series is a former Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the latest will be actress Ashley Judd, who was originally scheduled to speak last fall.
Judd, whose planned visit to Elon during the annual family weekend was canceled due to severe weather associated with Hurricane Ian, is now scheduled to speak on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the spring convocation.
But first to appear next week is Tommy Orange, whose debut novel, “There There,” was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It tells the story of 12 people from Native American communities who have their own reasons for traveling to Big Oakland. Powwow and they come together after a brutal act of violence.
Orange has said that he wrote the book after noticing a lack of stories about urban Native Americans.
He will speak at the McCrary Theater Center for the Arts at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 10 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Address.
Admission to the speaker series is $15 or an Elon ID. For ticket information, call (336) 278-5610 or visit elon.universitytickets.com.
Other scheduled speakers in the series:
Monday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in the Whitley Auditorium: Neuroscientist Indira Turney of the Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center. Turney’s current research involves sociocultural and structural mechanisms underlying disparities in brain aging. Her goal is…
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