Author Laila Lalami will visit the University campus to discuss her book, The Moor’s Account, this year’s ReadUP book, on Monday, February 15, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Lalami is the spring 2016 Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer, and her talk will be free and open to all.
Lalami’s essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, the New York Times, and in many anthologies. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 1988 by Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., of the University’s Holy Cross community, and his sister, University regent Suzanne Schoenfeldt Fields, in honor of their parents. Twice each year (usually in February and October), Schoenfeldt guest writers offer a public reading and also visit students and faculty during their time on The Bluff, especially in literature, science, and journalism classes.
For more information contact John Orr, assistant provost, at email@example.com.