Ben Fountain: Lecture

Ben Fountain

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2012-13

Ben Fountain will be reading from his new novel, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" which is both a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, followed by Q&A. Ben Fountain has won the Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Award in 2002 and 2004, a Pushcart Prize in 2004, the O. Henry Award in 2005 and 2007, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 2007 and a Whiting Writers Award in 2007. According to The New Yorker, much of his work "reads with an easy grace." The New York Times describes Fountain's latest book, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, as "brilliantly done" and "grand, intimate and joyous."

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
For more information and seating chart