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Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Percival Everett

Event Start DateFriday, April 4, 2008
Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CostCost: Free

Reading by Percival Everett

Everett is the author of fifteen novels, three collections of short fiction, and one volume of poetry. Among his novels are Wounded, Glyph, Erasure, and American Desert.  He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, and a New American Writing Award. His stories have been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories. 

In addition to writing, Everett is a painter, a woodworker and a flyfisherman. He trains mules on his ranch outside of Los Angeles and teaches at the University of Southern California.

Everett will sign copies of his books following the event.

The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established at the University of San Diego in 2004 in memory of Lindsay J. Cropper, an alumna of USD, an English major and aspiring writer, who died tragically in 2000. To learn more about Lindsay, and the Lindsay J. Cropper Center, click here.

The purpose of the center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual Writers Series, sponsoring writing workshops, promoting the development of writing courses, and granting awards for creative writing.

The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing is housed in Founders Hall. For information, please contact Peter Kanelos at

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