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Rescheduled: Tobias Wolff Lecture
Well-known author Tobias Wolff will give this year's second Seaver College Dean's Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in Smothers Theatre on the Malibu campus. The lecture, titled “The Lies of Memoir, the Truth of Fiction,” is open to the public and free of charge. Following Wolff's presentation, many of his books will be available for purchase and signing.
Born in Alabama and raised in Washington, Wolff served in Vietnam and was educated at the University of Oxford and Stanford University. He was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford in 1975. Wolff taught at Syracuse University until 1997, then returned to Stanford as the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. As an author, he is best known for his short story collections, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (1981) and Back in the World (1985), and for his memoirs, This Boy’s Life (1989) and In Pharaoh’s Army (1994).
Now in its 10th anniversary year, the Distinguished Lecture Series brings nationally renowned speakers to Pepperdine to give a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute question and answer period. Paid for by the Seaver Board of Visitors and the Seaver Parents Association, the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series provides Pepperdine students, faculty, staff, and the local community the opportunity to hear a variety of outstanding national scholars and professionals who are exceptional examples in their field.
For more information, please visit the Seaver College Dean's Web site or call (310) 506-4280.