[library-media] RENOWNED AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE TO SPEAK AT U of U

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon Nov 30 15:38:40 MST 2009


UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDIA RELEASE
 
Contacts:
--Josh Elstein, Tanner Humanities Center, 801-581-7989,
jelstein at hum.utah.edu
--Taunya Dressler, University of Utah Public Relations, 801-587-9183,
t.dressler at ucomm.utah.edu 
 
 
RENOWNED AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE TO SPEAK AT U
 
 
Nov. 23, 2009—Novelist Isabel Allende will deliver this year’s Tanner
Lecture on Human Values on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the University of Utah
Olpin Union Ballroom, 200 S. Central Campus Drive. The talk, titled “In
the Hearts of Women,” is free and open to the public.
 
A literary legend, social activist, and feminist icon, Allende has sold
over 51 million books worldwide in over 32 languages. Her novels and
memoirs have established her as one of the world’s most respected Latin
American writers. 
 
Bob Goldberg, professor of history and director of the Tanner
Humanities Center, describes Allende as “a leading voice on the nuanced
experiences of women in our time. Her work provides unique insight into
the soulful individual consciousness and complex relationships that
unite and define our world.”
 
In her lecture, Allende will explore the world of women to discover the
thread of hope that transcends cultures and generations. Through
personal reflection and experiences, she shares her belief in the
perseverance of women’s values and the common ties that unite women.
 
Additional events will also be held in connection with her visit. On
Nov. 30, two films will be screened at the Salt Lake Main Library, 210
E. 400 South. Isabel Allende, A Writer’s Life will be shown at 5:30 p.m.
and The House of the Spirits will begin at 7 p.m. Isabel Dulfano,
associate professor of languages and literature, will introduce the
films. 
 
On Dec. 3, a panel discussion on Allende’s work will be held at 11 a.m.
in room 109 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, 215 S.
Central Campus Dr. The panel will include Isabel Dulfano of the
University of Utah, Donald Shaw of the University of Virginia and
Benjamin Saenz of the University of Texas, El Paso.
 
This year’s Tanner Lecture on Human Values is hosted by the Tanner
Humanities Center. All events are free and open to the public. 
 
To schedule a media interview with Allende, contact Josh Elstein in the
Tanner Humanities Center at 801-581-7989 or jelstein at hum.utah.edu.
 
For more information, contact the Tanner Humanities Center at (801)
581-7989 or www.thc.utah.edu ( http://www.thc.utah.edu/ ).
 
 University of Utah Public Relations
201 Presidents Circle, Room 308
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9017
(801) 581-6773  fax: 585-3350
www.unews.utah.edu ( http://www.unews.utah.edu/ )
 
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