Nonfiction writer Lawrence Weschler graudated from Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1974. Weschler was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine for more than 20 years (1981-2002). He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992 and was a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award in 1998. From 2001-2013, Weschler was the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. With his work "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder," Weschler was a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public.