The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series brings the literary world’s best writers to Cleveland. The 2021-22 series continues with author Amor Towles, who will speak today (Oct. 12) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Karen Kaler will provide a welcome on behalf of Case Western Reserve University, and Elizabeth Bolman, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts and chair of the Department of Art History and Art, will introduce Towles.
Towles’ Rules of Civility, was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of 2011 by the Wall Street Journal. Having sold more than 1.5 million copies and translated into over 20 languages, his second book, A Gentleman in Moscow, was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 52 weeks and was considered one of the best books of 2016 by many other publications. His most recent book, The Lincoln Highway, was released earlier this month.
A limited number of free student tickets are available for in-person viewing of tonight’s event with Towles. To get a student ticket, visit the ticketing website and enter coupon code WCSSTUDENT21-22 at checkout.
Students, faculty and staff have unlimited access to the livestream of the event.
The 2020-2021 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and academic partner Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for nine consecutive years.