Acclaimed novelist to headline Nicholls lecture series


THIBODAUX — The Fletcher Lecture Series at Nicholls State University will present a Q-and-A session and lecture by award-winning novelist Joseph Boyden on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Boyden, the writer-in-residence at the University of New Orleans, is best known for two highly acclaimed novels, “Three Day Road” (2005) and “Through Black Spruce” (2008), and a collection of short stories, “Born with a Tooth” (2008). His free public lecture, titled “Walking to Morning,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Peltier Auditorium, with a pre-lecture reception at 5:45 p.m. Earlier in the day, Boyden will answer questions about his work during the Q-and-A session at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary M. Danos Theater in Talbot Hall.

Now in its 29th year, the Fletcher Lecture Series — named after former Nicholls department head Dr. Marie Fletcher and sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literature — brings outstanding scholars and writers to Nicholls each year. Past lecturers include Robert Penn Warren, Ernest Gaines, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sam Pickering, Marilynne Robinson and Olympia Vernon.

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