Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry will speak in Clowes Memorial Hall on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Butler University’s spring 2015 Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.
Admission is free and open to the public without tickets. For more information, call 317-940-9861.
Lowry writes in many ways about the importance of human connections. A Summer to Die (1977), her first book, is a fictionalized retelling of the early death of her sister and of the effect of such a loss on a family. Number the Stars (1989), set in a different culture and era, tells the story of the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during the Occupation of Denmark in Second World War.
The Giver (1993)—and the three subsequent books of the series it started—speak to the need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment. The Giver was made into a major motion picture in 2014 with a cast that included Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift.