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Stone Lecture with Colson Whitehead

Oregon State University will host the Stone Award for Literary Achievement Lecture with Colson Whitehead. Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. This lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required. A book signing will follow the program.


The Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, created by a generous gift from Vicki and Patrick Stone '74, honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been - in the tradition of creative writing at OSU - a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers.The biennial award is one of the largest prizes of its kind given by an American university. Past recipients include Joyce Carol Oates, Tobias Wolff and Rita Dove.


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Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:30pm

LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Lecture or Presentation

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Art and Entertainment



free, but registration is required

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