Molly Ivins to Present the 1997 Carlyle Lecture

Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins will speak at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, March 25, as the 1997 Carlyle lecturer.

The free event is open to the public and begins at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Following her presentation, Ivins will take questions from the audience.

A columnist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ivins’ insights into politics and unusual daily events appear three times a week in almost 200 newspapers across the country. In addition, she has provided commentary for National Public Radio and contributed to national publications such as Esquire, GQ and Harper’s.

Ivins, who began her career in the Houston Chronicle’s complaint department, has covered politics for more than two decades. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Ivins has received a Carey McWilliams Award by the American Political Association and several honorary degrees. She is the author of two essay collections, “Molly Ivins Can’t Say that, Can She?” and “Nothin’ But Good Times Ahead.”

This year’s Carlyle lecture is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Union and the university’s women’s studies program. The lecture series is named for Irving E. Carlyle, a Wake Forest alumnus and former university trustee.

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