The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Tracy K. Smith

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The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series: Tracy K. Smith

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series is celebrating its 15th anniversary!

Join us for a reading with the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Ordinary Light (2015), and three books of poetry, including her most recent, Wade in the Water (2018). Her collection, Life on Mars, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Smith was honored with a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004, a Whiting Award in 2005 and an academy fellowship by the Academy of American Poets in 2014. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 professor in the humanities, and director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Q&A, book signing and dessert reception following the reading.

Reading is free and open to the public. Please plan to arrive early, as we expect this event to fill up quickly!

Parking Information: 

Guests to campus must pay to park in either the Mission Parking Structure (subject to space availability) or the West Parking Structure, West Parking Lot and Gravel Parking Lot. Payment is required Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and can be made using coins or credit/debit card at any of the pay stations located throughout the parking structures. A free tram can take you to your desired destination.

After 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, payment is not required to park on campus, and guests may park in any non-reserved space.

For guests with disabled permits, the USD Campus Map shows the locations of all disabled parking spaces on campus. Please visit the USD Campus Map page, select "Parking and Transportation" from the left navigation menu, and then check the box next to "ADA Accessible Parking." The map will then show all of the disabled spaces across campus.

Tracy K. Smith headshot

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Department of English
(619) 260-4783