This year marks 25 years since the first Schoenfeldt Distinguished Visiting Writer, Barry Lopez, appeared on campus. Since the Schoenfeldt Writers Series was founded by the late Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C. (pictured, with the right half of novelist David James Duncan) and his sister, the late Suzanne Fields, many of the finest writers in the United States have offered public readings and visited classrooms at the University. In honor of this milestone for the Schoenfeldt Series, all are welcome to view a display of some of the past Schoenfeldt visitors in the display case across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center, created by the University Museum. The museum is located in the basement of Shipstad Hall in room 014. Hours are Monday & Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and also by appointment. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to stop in and learn more about the University’s history. Contact museum coordinator Carolyn Connolly at 8038 or email@example.com for more information.
David James Duncan
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series will welcome acclaimed novelist and essayist David James Duncan on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Duncan is the author The River Why and The Brothers K, a New York Times Notable Book in 1992. He is also the author of three collections of essays; River Teeth, My Story As Told By Water, and God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right. He received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2004 for the “power, passion, and poetry of his work.” This event also marks the second time Duncan has been a Schoenfeldt speaker at the University.
The Schoenfeldt Writers Series was founded in 1988 by the late Rev. Art Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., and his late sister, University regent Sue Fields, with the assistance of retired UP English professor Louis Masson. Among its guests have been Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Ian Frazier, William Stafford, Ursula K. Le Guin. For more information contact Brian Doyle, marketing and communications, at 8225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.