The Fitchburg State College arts and culture series welcomes award-winning author Lois Lowry to campus for “A Conversation with Lois Lowry” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Kent Recital Hall. Lowry is the author of over 20 books and winner of two Newbery Medals. Her books are used extensively in schools, provoking serious discussion about young adult issues.
The author referenced her book The Giver in accepting her Newbery Award.
“The man that I named The Giver passed along to the boy knowledge, history, memories, color, pain, laughter, love, and truth,” Lowry said. “Every time you place a book in the hands of a child, you do the same thing. It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. It gives him choices. It gives him freedom. Those are magnificent, wonderfully unsafe things.”
Tickets are $10 for the public, $7 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for Fitchburg State students at the door. Admission is free with a CenterStage membership card.
Want to know more about Lois Lowry? Read critical interpretation, news articles and more in Literary Resource Center, or visit Ms. Lowry’s website. Ms. Lowry and her work are also profiled in several of the library’s print reference series (on the 1st floor):
- The Dictionary of Literary Biography – Ref. PS243 .A54 Vol 52
- Something About the Author – Ref. PN452 .C65
- Children’s Literature Review – Ref. PN1009 .A1 C5139