PEN America Virtual Authors’ Evening with Tara Westover
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Donation to Attend: $125 per ticket
Join us for an intimate evening with Tara Westover, author of the best-selling memoir Educated. This conversation will feature special guest hosts Margaret and Daniel Loeb. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Tara Westover and her unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. An older brother taught her to read, and following that, her education was erratic and haphazard, with most of her days spent working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom and then pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received a master’s of philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2014, she was awarded a Ph.D. in history. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center, working on projects related to media and political polarization.
A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Please fill out the form below to make a contribution and reserve your ticket. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.
Please contact Caelan Fortes at [email protected] for any additional questions or concerns.