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Hallowell Literary Lecture

The Haverford School Hallowell Lecture Jenny Boylan

The 19th Annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture features professor and author Jennifer Finney Boylan '76 on february 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Ball Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a Reading, Q&A session, and book signing.

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, a graduate of The Haverford School’s Class of 1976, has authored 15 books and is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally renowned advocate for civil rights.

Boylan’s new novel, Long Black Veil, is forthcoming in April 2017. Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders was the first best-selling work by a transgender American.

Boylan serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and is special advisor to the president of Colby College in Maine. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and a cast member on the E! Network’s I Am Cait.

She earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

About the Lecture Series

The Haverford School’s Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture Series annually brings to campus a distinguished, nationally known author to present a lecture, to spend a day with the students, and participate in informal readings and discussions to inspire an interest in literature. This fund was originally endowed by a gift from a Haverford Trustee, the late Thomas B. McCabe III, and his wife, Anne, parents of Thomas ’00. Additional gifts to the fund continue to be made by many other friends of Mr. Hallowell and the School.

Upcoming Lectures

Hallowell Speakers

2015-16: Natasha Trethewey

2014-15: David Finkel

2013-14: Elizabeth Samet

2012-13: Tobias Wolff

2011-12: Paul Zarzyski

2010-11: Mary Gordon

2009-10: Robert Morgan

2008-09: Richard Wilbur

2007-08: Robert Pinsky

2006-07: Tony Hoagland

2005-06: John Balaban

2004-05: Edward Hirsch

2003-04: Jay Parini

2002-03: Tim O’Brien

2001-02: Fern Schumer Chapman

2000-01: Derek Walcott

1999-00: Norman Mailer

1998-99: Donald Hall

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