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March 13, 2006

Lawrence Weschler to give book talk at Cowell on March 17

Longtime New Yorker magazine staff writer and UCSC alumnus Lawrence Weschler will celebrate his new book, Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, on Friday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Cowell College Page Smith Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Weschler is the author of 11 books, including Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder (1995), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent 20 years as a staff writer at the New Yorker before retiring in 2002. His work has twice won him a George Polk Award, and he has also received a Lannan Literary Award. Weschler has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Bard, Vassar, and Sarah Lawrence, and he is currently the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

For more information, call (831) 459-5031.

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