Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: 10th Anniversary with Maxine Hong Kingston
10th Anniversary Celebration
USD is honored to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series. The series is named in memory of Lindsay J. Cropper, a 1998 alumna who majored in English and aspired to become a writer. Over the past 10 years, our university community has enjoyed the company of many distinguished and award-winning authors, poets and advocates of the writing craft. These notable guests add depth and breadth to our flourishing creative writing program, and inspire the creative writer in all of us. It is with gratitude that we thank Mrs. Dorothy Cropper and her late husband Barrie for their support of this writers series, and look forward to an unforgettable semester of readings.
About Maxine Hong Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston is Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. For her memoirs and fiction, The Fifth Book of Peace, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life and Hawai’i One Summer, she has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the title of “Living Treasure of Hawai’i.”