Nobody cares about college basketball. And by “nobody” I mean nobody in my house or associated with said house (the Venerable and Most Illustrious House of Day). Bleeding blue; bleeding red…Yada, yada, yada and bunch of other blithering bumper-sticker blather. Bah! Humbug! to you and your truly mad March Madness. I – a woman made famous for her truly incredible lack of skill in the simplest of athletic tasks – have something much more monumental to share with ye: you – yes YOU – are blessed with the opportunity to listen to the lips of a master without the need for airfare, tickets or smuggled cheap beer. The final guest author for the University of Louisville’s Anne and William Axton Reading Series is none other than Tobias Wolff. Calm your Cardinal hype (ok, yeah, I went to UofL. Sue me.) for just one night more as Wolff presents selected readings from his work tomorrow night, Thursday, March 29th, at 7:30pm.
Currently the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of English at Stanford University, Tobias Wolff is a writer of many mediums: novelist, storyteller, memoirist. No stranger to accolades, Wolff and his work have been honored with many awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Academy Award in Literature, the Los Angeles Times Books Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The titles in his varied literary arsenal of bestsellers and best-beloved comprise the likes of the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharoah’s Army: Memories of the Lost War, the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School as well as the short-story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question and Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.
Save your belly for the wings and beer and your brain for Wolff. Join Wolff as he offers his literary voice to the public tomorrow night at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, reading selections from his repertoire starting at 7:30pm. The following morning, Friday, March 30th, Wolff will also lead a two-hour master class at 10am in Room 300 of the Bingham Humanities Building. Game on! – for us English nerds.
The Cressman Center for Visual Arts is located at 100 East Main Street. For more information about the Axton Reading Series, contact Brian Leung, UofL’s Director of Creative Writing at (502) 852-1687 or [email protected]
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