ILS Lecture: Colson Whitehead

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead will open the 2019 Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on Friday, September 20, starting at 7 p.m.

The series is presented by Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies in partnership with Book Passage.

Whitehead is author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in New York City

Whitehead’s newest book, The Nickel Boys, is based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children.

Tickets are $45 and include an autographed copy of The Nickel Boys. For more information, call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or visit bookpassage.com/dominican.

All lectures are held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall off Acacia Avenue. 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.

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