The 2nd Biannual Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture, featuring Walter Kirn
Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall in the Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center (BMC)
Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m.

Walter Kirn

In honor of the late Jim Rogers, a fierce and renowned contrarian, this lecture series invites a celebrated writer and intellectual to quarrel with conventional wisdom on an issue of vital importance. This year, we're honored to host Walter Kirn, a 2015-'16 Diana L. Bennett BMI Fellow, who will deliver an original lecture. Kirn is an American novelist, critic, and essayist. The acclaimed author of nine books, including Up in the Air and Thumbsucker, both made into feature films, Kirn's work has often appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, GQ, and elsewhere, and he currently writes a bi-monthly column for Harper's Magazine. His most recent book is Blood Will Out, a memoir of his surprising friendship with the con artist and murderer “Clark Rockefeller.” Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Christopher Buckley wrote that Kirn “can get you into a Moment faster than a Zen master.”

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