McCourt lecture SOLD OUT; remote broadcast in Yeager

The Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture by memoirist Frank McCourt at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, is SOLD OUT. Remote seating for Elon students, faculty, staff and their immediate families will be available in Yeager Recital Hall. Details...

“Holding tickets” will be available to Elon students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Those without tickets who wish to hear McCourt’s lecture in McCrary Theatre should come to the Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday. Those with holding tickets will be seated beginning at 6:25 p.m. in the order in which they received their tickets. Any student, faculty, or staff who comes Tuesday and does not get into McCrary will be seated in Yeager Recital Hall where they will view the entire program on large screen.

McCourt’s lecture in McCrary Theatre is titled “Was I
Teaching or Was I Learning? I’d Say Both,” and will
describe the dignity and difficulties of the teaching profession.

McCourt taught in New York City public schools for 27 years before launching his writing career. After retiring from teaching, McCourt and his brother performed a two-man show about their Irish youth. In 1999, McCourt published “Angela’s Ashes,” a highly acclaimed memoir that incorporated stories from his childhood. The book soon moved to the top of the bestseller lists, winning the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Award. His latest book, “Teacher Man,” published in 2005, recounts tales from his years as teacher.

The Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture Series, which brings some of the nation’s most accomplished writers and journalists to campus, is endowed by James Baird and his wife, Jane, of Burlington, N.C. The Pulitzer is the nation’s most prestigious award in journalism and the liberal arts.