American author and public speaker Taylor Branch will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Branch will speak about “Scalawags and Big Government: How Racial History Warps Politics.” It is free and open to the public.
Seth Michelson, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, will give a poetry reading on the Ethics of Citizenship on Oct. 26 from 12:15–1:20 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Ben Crystal, British actor and producer, will give the opening lecture as part of Washington and Lee University’s Shakespeare 2016! on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. His talk is free and open to the public.
Deborah Miranda, the John Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, will be talking about her new book, “Raised by Humans” on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in Leyburn Library’s Book Nook. “Raised by Humans” was published in April, 2015.
Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Broken Land/Still Lives,” an exhibit of photographs by Eliot Dudik. The show will be on view Oct. 9–Nov. 4.
Lee Chapel and Museum will present multi-instrumentalist, composer and seasoned performer Bobby Horton on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium. The title of Horton’s event is “Songs and Stories of the Civil War.”
Comedian Julie Goldman will give a performance at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. This performance is free and open to the public.
Pia Antolic-Piper, professor of philosophy at James Madison University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. in Huntley 327.
James Elkins, the E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will lecture as part of the Questioning Passion series at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by author and former White House presidential speech writer Jonathan Horn on Oct. 12 at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.