Hall Center For The Humanities


Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls

"A Conversation with Jeannette Walls"
Humanities Lecture Series : Conversation

Wed., Nov. 19, 2008, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall
This event is free and open to the public.

Jeannette Walls is the award-winning author of the powerful memoir, The Glass Castle. The book details her life growing up in extreme poverty and describes the harsh obstacles she faced in overcoming her past. From the desert Southwest to West Virginia, her account of an impoverished life is a powerful and moving first-person testament to what it means to be poor. Walls' memoir has been a New York Times best-seller for more than 75 weeks, has sold more than 1.5 million copies, been translated into sixteen languages and is currently being made into a movie by Paramount. Its numerous awards include the Christopher Award, the American Library Association's Alex Award, and the Books for Better Living Award.

Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities 2000 Challenge Grant.

The Humanities Lecture Series is presented by The Hall Center for the Humanities, and is co-sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. For more information about the Hall Center or the Lecture Series, contact us at (785) 864-4798 or hallcenter@ku.edu or visit our web site at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.
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