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Notes From the Field: A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize Winner John Matteson
Start Date: 6/14/2018Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 6/14/2018End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner John Matteson.  

John Matteson wanted to be a lawyer from the time he was 12. He followed that ambition through Princeton and Harvard, only to discover that his true talents and temperament lay elsewhere. At 30, he decided to risk it all for something that mattered more. He walked away from a secure but unfulfilling life as a North Carolina attorney, made the switch from a Mustang convertible to a subway fare card, and entered the English Ph.D. program at Columbia University in New York. Now, 27 years later, he has a distinguished professorship, a Pulitzer Prize, and a life that he never dared to imagine.

John is coming back to Raleigh, where his dream began, to tell his story: how he managed to raise a daughter while writing a dissertation; how he parlayed a tenuous substitute teaching gig into a tenured position; and how his experiences of family and fatherhood led him to write the book that changed his life.
Location Information:
Kamphoefner Hall - Burns Auditorium
Contact Information:
Name: Vanessa Doriott Anderson
Phone: 919-515-8676
Admission Information:
Free and open to the public. Please register in advance at
Other Details:
Lecture 2-3pm; reception to follow in the adjoining Allred Gallery.
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