The Bill and Jean Lane Lecture Series brings noted writers to Stanford to conduct colloquia with students, faculty and members of the community, in an informal setting. Ishmael Reed has been hailed as one of the most original figures in African American literature. Known for both his political commitment and his satirical humor, Reed has published numerous volumes of poetry, fiction and critical prose. His collections include "Mumbo Jumbo", "The Terrible Twos", and "The Reed Reader". Reed has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In addition to this colloquium, he will read from his work on Tuesday evening, November 9.
Admission InfoOpen to the public.