EVENT:  Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will give a public talk and sign books at UCI as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

WHEN/WHERE:  Tuesday, April 17, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf) and at Langson Library (bldg. 102, grid F9 on campus map)

INFORMATION:  The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available for $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid D9 on campus map). Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or pharrima@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:  5-6 p.m.: Public talk with Q&A, Crystal Cove Auditorium
6:15-7 p.m.: Book signing and reception, Viewpoint Gallery, Student Center

BACKGROUND:  The Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series, launched in 1999 by then-Chancellor Ralph Cicerone, brings to campus high-profile leaders and change-makers who share their insights and expertise.

For more information about the event – co-sponsored by Illuminations, the Campus Climate Commission, the UCI Libraries and the Department of English – visit http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/18_04_17_Author_Colson_Whitehead.html.