The Hope Festival - Keynote Speaker: TC Boyle

The Hope Festival - Keynote Speaker: TC Boyle

Sun. May 21, 2017

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:15 pm (event ends at 6:15 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$0.00

T.Coraghessan Boyle is the author of twenty-six books of fiction, including, most recently, After the Plague (2001), Drop City (2003), The Inner Circle (2004), The Harder They Come (2015) and The Terranauts (2016). He received a Ph.D. degree in Nineteenth Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his B.A. in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978, where he is Distinguished Professor of English.  His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prise for best novel of the year (World's End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997).

Hope On Stage
Hope On Stage
THE HOPE FESTIVAL - Opening Weekend of I Carry Your Heart is also the culmination of a 3 year Hope & Optimism research initiative so we're throwing a Festival of academic researchers, keynote speakers (including Dr. Cornel West and TC Boyle), with bands playing after the play every night.
All of the daytime Festival speakers and events are FREE, through the generosity of the Templeton Foundation.
RSVP is recommended, first come first seated. All individual events are listed on our calendar page.
Food Trucks (Falasophy and Salad Boulevard Trucks) and Bar will be open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly, is the winner of the the Hope & Optimism Initiative’s “Hope On Stage” playwriting prize project. Running May 19 - June 10

The Hope and Optimism Project (www.hopeoptimism.com) is a $5 million, four-year initiative at Notre Dame, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. The project funds research into the theoretical empirical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states. Directed by two philosophy professors, Andrew Chignell (Cornell and University of Penn) and Sam Newlands (Notre Dame), the project also created the “Hope on Stage” playwriting prize that in addition to a cash prize to the winner, also funds a rolling premiere of the winning play in Ithaca, NY (which performs April 28-30) and in Los Angeles, CA (May 19 - June 10). Georgette Kelly’s I CARRY YOUR HEART was chosen as the winner from almost 800 blind submissions by a panel of professional theater makers and academics. In addition to the first prize, “Hope on Stage” awarded three runner-up prizes.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/