The Bill and Jean Lane Lecture Series brings distinguised and contemporary writers to Stanford. 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. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, since the late 1960s. He will read from his work.
Admission InfoOpen to the public