Lectures

2015/2016 Lecture Series

Erik Larson
Thu, Oct 8, 6:30pm • Church of the Big Wood
$30 / $40 nonmember / $15 student (18 and under)
Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Sleight of Hand.
Generously sponsored by Marcia & Don Liebich and Jennifer & Peter Roberts

Roz Chast
Thu, Jan 21, 6:30pm • Church of the Big Wood
$25 / $35 nonmember / $15 student (18 and under)

Laverne Cox – CANCELLED!
Thu, Feb 4, 6:30pm • WRHS Performing Arts Theatre

George Saunders
Thu, Mar 3, 6:30pm • Church of the Big Wood
$25 / $35 nonmember / $15 student (18 and under)

David Sedaris
Mon, Apr 25, 8:00pm • WRHS Performing Arts Theatre
Premium seating: $80 / $90 nonmember
Standard seating: $60 / $70 nonmember
Student  price not available
A pre-show book signing will start at 7 pm and Mr. Sedaris will resume signing books following the event.

2015-2016 LECTURE SERIES ON SALE DATES:

SERIES TICKETS ON SALE to MEMBERS ONLY: Friday, August 28, 10am
(members will be sent an email with a special link on August 28 at 9:45am)
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE to MEMBERS ONLY: Friday, September 4, 10am
ALL TICKETS ON SALE to the GENERAL PUBLIC: Friday, September 11, 10am

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The 2015–2016 Lecture Series is sponsored by Jane P. Watkins. Wood River High School student lecture series tickets have been made possible with support from Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander.

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Upcoming Lectures

George Saunders

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm

George Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His most recent collection, Tenth of December, is the winner of the 2014 Story Prize for short fiction and 2014 Folio Prize, which celebrates the best fiction of our time. Tenth of December was also a finalist...

David Sedaris

Monday, April 25, 8:00 pm

NPR humorist and bestselling author of Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” He is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing...

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