Chapman University and Wilkinson College is please to announce the 5th Annual Lectio Magistralis (The Chancellor’s Premier Lecture Series) “Why Literature Can Save Us,” with Professor of Creative Writing in English, Richard Bausch.

bauschRichard Bausch is the author of eleven novels and eight collections of stories, including In The Night Season, Hello To The Cannibals, Thanksgiving Night, and Peace; and the story collections, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Stories of Richard Bausch, Wives & Lovers, and Something Is Out There.

An acknowledged master of the short story, his work has appeared in
The Atlantic, Esquire, Harper’s, The New Yorker, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Playboy,
and other magazines. His honors include two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and, for
, The Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Since 2002 he has been editor of R.V. Cassill’s prestigious
Norton Anthology of Short Fiction.

Mr. Bausch participated as a workshop leader in Operation Homecoming, a joint project between The National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense to help returning military personnel and their families write about their experiences.

Join us on Monday, Sept. 24 for the exclusive lecture in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (714) 997-6565 or join the event on