Hall Center For The Humanities


A Night with Marilynne Robinson
Special Events

Thu., Mar. 6, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Plymouth Congressional Church, 725 Vermont St

Spend the evening at in interview with Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping. A book signing will follow the event.

Read Across Lawrence is an annual community-wide event where the library invites everyone in Lawrence to read the same book at the same time and then come together at a variety of events to talk about it. In 2014, the Read Across Lawrence book will be Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.

As one might imagine from reading her work, Marilynne Robinson is passionately tied to the dramatic northwest landscape of her childhood. She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, where her family had lived for four generations: her grandparents were farmers and ranchers; her father was in the lumber industry. Robinson recalls hearing the whistles of passing trains, though "nothing ever seemed to stop" at the railroad junction in town. Robinson has written many essays and book reviews in journals such as Harper's, The Paris Review, and The New York Times Book Review. Robinson's second novel, Gilead, was published in 2004. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Robinson has served as visiting professor and writer-in-residence at several colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. In 1991, she joined the faculty of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She currently resides in Iowa, where she teaches and writes.

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