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The Writing Life

September 27, 2017
5:00 pm

Ira Allen Chapel
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Writer, humorist, and regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1963, Calvin Trillin takes an antic look at writing as an occupation in a country in which the shelf life of a book is “somewhere between milk and yogurt.”

Co-sponsored with the Office of the President, University of Vermont

Ticketing and Event Parking

This event is free and open to all. No tickets are required; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the Ira Allen Chapel will open at 4:30 pm.

Please park in the Jeffords lot (near the Dudley H. Davis Center) or the Given lot (just north of Jeffords Hall). Parking in these lots is free after 3:30 pm. View map and more parking details.

Statewide underwriters:

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For more information

“What Calvin Trillin learned from his college writing course,” PBS News Hour, 8/17/2017:

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Wendy Hysko
(802) 878-6954


Ira Allen Chapel
26 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405 United States
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