Events

When:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:00–9:00 p.m.

Where:

Performing Arts Center
Concert Hall
 
 

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover


Educated by Tara Westover

Tara Westover is an American historian and writer known for her unique and courageous education journey. She was born to Mormon survivalist parents opposed to public education. Tara never attended school. She spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother until Tara decided to get education and experience the world outside of her community.

Tara taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom and continued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in history in 2014.

Her bestselling book, Educated, is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a story that gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it. Tara argues that education is not just about job training, but a powerful tool of self-invention. Educated was long-listed for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and had spent 32 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Former U.S. President Barack Obama named Educated as one of the books on his summer reading list of 2018.

7:00 p.m. – Lecture and Q&A
8:00 p.m. – Book Signing

Sponsored by the Pleasures of Reading and Literature Endowment and the College of Arts and Sciences

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This is a ticketed event and open to the public.

Tickets are $5 inclusive of all taxes and fees for Alumni and Community Members and Free for Students, Faculty and Staff.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. 

A simulcast will take place in Olmsted Theatre for anyone who does not get a seat in the Concert Hall.

 

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