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Maxine Cushing Gray

Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writer Lecture

 

Susan Orlean

 

Thursday, October 28, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

Susan Orlean is a journalist and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book with roots in Portland, Oregon. Susan has been named the 2020-2021 Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellow.

 

    About the Maxine Cushing Gray Lecture: The Maxine Cushing Gray Award was established in 1985 at The Seattle Foundation by friends and admirers of the late Maxine Cushing Gray, who sought to honor her contributions to journalism and her tireless work to recognize and encourage excellence in writing. In 2004, the award fund was moved to the UW Libraries. The event is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association and is supported by The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship.