Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz Comes to the Morrison Center, 11/5
Named by The New Yorker magazine as one of the top 20 writers of the 20th century, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, has been hailed as one of the most celebrated contemporary voices of our time. On November 5, local literary leader The Cabin welcomes Díaz to the Morrison Center as part of the annual Readings & Conversations series. The event will take place at 7:30 pm.
Tickets range from $37.25-$58.50, student tickets available for $20. Tickets can be purchased online at boisestatetickets.com or through the Morrison Center box office. Funding for this program is made possible in part by the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc.
Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Readings & Conversations is celebrating 12 years as Idaho's premiere annual series presenting internationally acclaimed literary figures who share their work, thoughts about their work, and perspectives on important issues of our time. More information about the program can be found at thecabinidaho.org.
Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center's 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol's picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the generous support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, visit www.MorrisonCenter.com.