Upcoming Appearances: Lewis & Clark Oct. 29, Roosevelt University Oct. 30

At Lewis & Clark College:

Katha Pollitt presents "When the Personal Meets the Political"

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Templeton Student Center
Council Chambers
Cost: Free to L&C Community
About: "When the Personal Meets the Political”

Award-winning Nation political columnist, critic, poet, and memoirist, Katha Pollitt will read from and discuss her newest book, Learning To Drive And Other Life Stories.

In Learning To Drive, Katha Pollitt’s personal stories range from the poignant to the hilarious and outrageous, including tales of love and heartbreak, childrearing, reading her father’s FBI file, attending a Marxist study group, and learning to drive at age 52. “Pollitt is her own Jane Austen character,” writes Cathleen Schine in The New York Review, “haughty and modest, moral and irresponsible, sensible and, happily for us, lost in sensibility.” The Guardian similarly praises Pollitt as “mischievous, jaunty, sassy, sly…. It’s not just [her] sentences that are literary, it’s her point of view.”

Katha Pollitt has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, Ms., and The New York Times, but she is best-known for her provocative political column in The Nation, collected in Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics and Culture (1994-2001). Her other works include Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. Katha Pollitt is renowned for being unafraid to say what others will only think and to brazenly acknowledge what others won’t admit.

A part of Exploration and Discovery’s fall lecture series, the reading is open to all Lewis & Clark students and faculty.

A book warming will be held at 3:00pm in the Lewis & Clark bookstore.

Contact: Joanie May, Administrative Coordinator
Exploration and Discovery (CORE)

And at Roosevelt University:

One Book-One University Distinguished Lecture
Roosevelt University Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 30, 2008
AUD, Congress Lounge
4:30 PM

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation presents its annual "One Book - One University Distinguished Lecture" with this year's writer, Katha Pollitt, author of "Virginity or Death! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 30th
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Lecture
6:00 p.m. - Book Signing and Reception
Auditorium Building, Congress Lounge

For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu