George Saunders at Spring Lecture Series in Angelico Hall

Award-winning novelist and short story writer George Saunders kicks off the 2018 Spring Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on Monday, February 5, at 7 p.m.

The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage.

All lectures will be held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall. Doors open one hour prior to the programs. Free parking is available in the Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand avenues.

Saunders will discuss his Man Booker Prize winning novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. Saunders is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Congratulations, By the Way, and Tenth of December, an essay collection, The Braindead Megaphone, and the critically acclaimed collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation. In 2006, Saunders was awarded a MacArthur fellowship. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University.

Individual event tickets are $40 and include an autographed copy of Lincoln in the Bardo. Tickets can be purchased by calling (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or visiting Or follow this link:

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country’s leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents for the past 14 years.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ Spring 2018 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series.

Emergency Alert
Learn More