(SAVANNAH,GA) The Creative Minds lecture series brings leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide range of fields to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums in Savannah. The third season of this annual speaker series has provided stimulating dialogue and sparked debate about important issues. This last lecture of the series will be one of the most dynamic, featuring one of Americas most recognized novelist of the 20th century. E.L. Doctorows Reading from The March will be held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 6:30p.m.
E.L. Doctorow is widely recognized as one of Americas pre-eminent novelists of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for novels like Billy Bathgate, Ragtime and Worlds Fair that blend history and social criticism. His Civil War novel, The March, is a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and PEN/Faulkner Award recipient. The March examines, from a variety of perspectives, General William Tecumseh Shermans 1864 march through Georgia and the Carolinas. In a rare Savannah appearance, Doctorow will read key passages from The March and answer questions from the audience.
Rarely does one come across accounts of the Civil War as level-headed, generous, and well-intentioned as E.L. Doctorows challenging new novel, The March.
The Washington Post
All events held in Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive.
Individual tickets $8 advance purchase, $10 at the door, ($5 for students, seniors and military).
Due to the sell out situation, any seats not occupied by 6:25 p.m. will be released to a waiting list.
If you have previously purchased a ticket for E.L. Doctorow for the November 5th date, your ticket is still valid and will be accepted for the upcoming April 28th date. If you have a previously purchased ticket and you are not able to attend the event, you may receive a refund for your purchase by contacting the school at: (912) 961-8828.
Savannah Country Day School and the Creative Minds Committee would like to thank the following whose generosity has made this series possible.
Media Sponsor: Savannah Morning News, Barbour Point/Salt Creek LLC, Mimi Harben Daniel Cay, Convention Consultants~ In Kind Mr. W. Barron Crawford III, Celia Dunn Sothebys International Realty, Jane and Ed Feiler, Levy Jewelers, J.C. Lewis Foundation, Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, John A. and Ruth E. Long Foundation, Charles and Rosalie Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Morrison, Jr./Mary Lane Morrison Foundation, One-Stop Remodeling, Ray and Nellie Schmidt Lecture Fund
For information about the Creative Minds series, visit www.savcds.org.