Denison Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Susan Orlean
Posted: February 6, 2006
The Denison University Beck Lecture Series presents journalist and nonfiction author Susan Orlean at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Orlean, who grew up in Cleveland, has written for The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Outside. She is the author of several books, includingThe Orchid Thief, a nonfiction account of a South Florida rare orchid poacher.
The Orchid Thiefis a New York Times Bestseller, has been an honoree in the American Library Association's Book of the Year selections, and is roughly the subject of the filmAdaptation, in which screenwriter Charlie Kaufmann struggles to write a direct screen adaptation of Orlean's book. Her other books includeRed Sox and Bluefish: And Other Things That Make New England New England, a compilation of her columns for the Boston Globe, andThrow Me a Bone: 50 Healthy, Canine Taste-Tested Recipes for Snacks, Meals, and Treats, written with the help of her Welsh Springer Spaniel, Cooper.
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewans Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W.S. Merwin. Under the sponsorship fund, each year 10 to 12 writers read from their works and participate in master classes.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Beck Lecture Series presents journalist and nonfiction author Susan Orlean; 8 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 15) Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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