The “Celebrity Lecture Series” From Michigan State Features Talks by Great Writers of Our Time

michigan state lecturesThe Celebri­ty Lec­ture Series was estab­lished at Michi­gan State Uni­ver­si­ty in 1988, and it has “fea­tured some of the most illus­tri­ous schol­ars, crit­ics, nov­el­ists, poets, and cre­ative artists of our time.” Now, thanks to a spe­cial online archive, you can revis­it these lec­tures pre­sent­ed by the likes of Amy TanArthur MillerJoyce Car­ol OatesKurt Von­negut, Jr.Mar­garet AtwoodMaya Angelou, Nor­man Mail­erPaul Ther­ouxPhilip RothRichard FordSusan Son­tagTom WolfeCar­los FuentesAugust Wil­sonE.L. Doc­torowEdward AlbeeIsabel AllendeGar­ry WillsJane Smi­leyJohn Irv­ingJohn Updike and Joseph Heller. Just click on any of the links above and you can stream the audio lec­tures for free online.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

7 Nobel Speech­es by 7 Great Writ­ers: Hem­ing­way, Faulkn­er, and More

The New Yorker’s Fic­tion Pod­cast: Where Great Writ­ers Read Sto­ries by Great Writ­ers

Six Post­cards From Famous Writ­ers: Hem­ing­way, Kaf­ka, Ker­ouac & More

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967–8 Nor­ton Lec­tures On Poet­ry (And Every­thing Else Lit­er­ary)

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