Student tickets available for William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series event featuring Jennifer Egan

The 2018-19 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series will conclude Wednesday, May 1, with an appearance by award-winning author Jennifer Egan.

Photo of Jennifer Egan
Photo by Pieter M. Van Hettem

The event will take place Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple–Tifereth Israel. A free shuttle service will run from Tinkham Veale University Center to the event.

A limited number of free student tickets are available to pick up anytime between now and the day of the event at the Tinkham Veale University Center’s first-floor information desk. Students must show their Case Western Reserve ID to receive a ticket.

In addition to the lecture, students can participate in a discussion with Egan Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Gaming Room. Register for the discussion through the University Events CampusGroups page.

About the speaker

Egan has written five novels, including:

  • The Invisible Circus (1995), which was adapted into a film starring Cameron Diaz;
  • Look at Me (2001), a finalist for the National Book Award; 
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Critics Circle Award; and 
  • Manhattan Beach (2017), for which she won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Egan’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta and McSweeney’s among other publications. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in The New York Times Magazine—most recently about pregnancy and childbirth among opioid-dependent women. She is the president of PEN America and an artist-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

About the series

The 2018-2019 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 eight consecutive years.

Details about the other speakers in the series are available online.