Jeannette Walls to Speak at Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
October 1, 2009
Bestselling author will discuss her life growing up in poverty.
Jeannette Walls will speak at the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series at
Texas Tech University at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Student Union Building Allen Theater
about her memoir “The Glass Castle.”
In the New York Times bestseller, Jeannette Walls describes her life growing up with
her three siblings and their parents who manage at once to neglect them, love them
and teach them to face their fears.
In the memoir, Walls’ describes how all three children go without food and indoor
plumbing yet are encouraged to read Shakespeare and dream of the beautiful glass house
they will all one day build. At the age of 16, Walls left her family and moved to
New York City. She enrolled in Barnard College and eventually became a well-known
columnist for New York magazine and MSNBC.com along with becoming a television personality.
Walls lives in Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.
The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series brings enrichment to Texas Tech’s academic
and cultural experience by bringing scholars and artists together with the university’s
students, faculty and area residents.
Tickets for the event are $12 for general admission through Select-A-Seat and free
for students with a valid ID at the Student Union Building (SUB) ticket booth. Tickets
for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech members are $10 with valid ID
at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center office or SUB ticket booth.
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CONTACT: Jo Moore, administrator, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech
, (806) 742-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org