AddThis ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE:(713) 348-6770EMAIL: [email protected] HORTON FOOTE TO DISCUSS PLAY WRITINGDURING FREE LECTURE AT RICEUNIVERSITY SEPT. 16Friends of Fondren Library invited Foote fortheir Distinguished Guest Lecture Academy Award-winningplaywright Horton Foote will share his thoughts on writing plays and screenplaysduring a free public lecture at Rice University Sept. 16.Invited by the Friendsof Fondren Library for their Distinguished Guest Lecture, Foote will speak at 5p.m. in Stude Concert Hall at Rice’s Alice Pratt Brown Hall. Reservations arenot needed. Free parking is available in Lot L by Entrance 8 from UniversityBoulevard and Lot E by Entrance 13 from Rice Boulevard.Foote’s screenplay ofHarper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and his original screenplay for “TenderMercies” both won Oscars. Foote received the Pulitzer Prize in drama for “TheYoung Man from Atlanta” and an Emmy for his dramatization of William Faulkner’s“The Old Man.” He also has been honored with the U.S. Presidential NationalMedal of Arts and the Writers Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.Foote has written twodozen plays that have been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway and at manyregional theaters. Houston hosted the world premiere of his most recent play,“The Carpetbagger’s Children,” this past June in a production that starred JeanStapleton.The Friends of FondrenLibrary will host a reception after Foote’s presentation. Foote’s memoir,“Farewell,” will be available for purchase.The Friends of FondrenLibrary was founded as an association of library supporters interested inincreasing the resources of Rice University’s Fondren Library and making thembetter-known. The organization raises funds to purchase rare books, manuscriptsand other materials needed to support teaching and research at Rice.For more information,call (713) 348-5157. Rice University is consistently ranked one of America’sbest teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for eachplace in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratioof 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private Americanuniversities; residential college system, which builds communities that are bothclose-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduatework. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and onAmerica’s South Coast. read more
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