A Reading with Diane Ackerman

Hausman Lecture 2013

Sponsored by Richard and Edna Hausman

Thursday, October 25, 2012
8 p.m.

This year’s Hausman Lecture is presented by Diane Ackerman, author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry, including the bestselling “A Natural History of the Senses.”

Her most recent book, the memoir “One Hundred Names for Love,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Books for a Better Life Award. It tells the story of Ackerman’s work to bring her husband back from the depths of aphasia after he suffered a terrible stroke, and was described by The Washington Post as “an ode to playfulness and the brain’s plasticity. . . a testament to the power of creativity in language, life — and love.”

After her reading, Ackerman will take questions and sign copies of her books.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and will be available starting October 15 at the F&M Box Office at the Roschel Center or by phone at 717-358-4858.

This event is open to the public.

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