Humanities

Beck Lecture

Bringing the best writers to campus
Writer Pam Houston '83 meets with students after her lecture
Writer Pam Houston '83 meets with students after her lecture

The Beck Lecture Series has been bringing established writers to the Denison campus since 1962.

Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:

  • Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Optimist's Daughter”
  • Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award winner; author of “The Color Purple ”
  • Tom Stoppard, Playwright & Oscar-winning screenwriter for “Shakespeare in Love”
  • W.S. Merwin, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner & United States Poet Laureate

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Beck Lectures ↪