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Two notable writers visit Dartmouth in April

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 03/27/06 • Susan Knapp (603) 646-3661

Dartmouth will bring two distinguished writers to campus in April, novelist Carlos Fuentes and playwright Edward Albee, who will be the Montgomery Fellow this spring. The program in comparative literature will welcome Fuentes on April 14, and the Montgomery Endowment will host Albee from April 24 through April 27. Both will deliver public lectures during their visits.

Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes (Courtesy of Carlos Fuentes)
Edward Albee
Edward Albee (Courtesy of Edward Albee)

Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes will speak on Friday, April 14. His talk, "The Creative Spirit as a Force for Humanism," will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall. Fuentes is the bestselling author of The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) and Old Gringo (1985), among others. He has also written numerous short stories and essays, and has worked as a professor and a diplomat. His work focuses on and around the theme of Mexican national identity.

Fuentes' talk, which is the annual Susanne Zantop Memorial Lecture, is organized by the graduate students in Dartmouth's Comparative Literature Program.

Playwright Edward Albee's Montgomery Fellow lecture, "Theater Talk with Edward Albee," will be on Tuesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Moore Theater at the Hopkins Center. Edward Albee's works have been shaping the landscape of American drama since Zoo Story in 1959. A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1975) and Three Tall Women (1994), he has also won two Tony Awards for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (2002). Albee received the National Medal of Arts in 1996, is a Kennedy Center Honoree, and recently received a 2005 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.

Free tickets to Albee's lecture will become available at the Hopkins Center Box Office on April 11 for Dartmouth students and on April 13 for the general public. There will be a two-ticket limit per person.

Albee's visit is sponsored by the Montgomery Endowment, which was established in 1977 by the late Chicago attorney Kenneth F. Montgomery '25 and his wife, Harle.

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