Stephen King to Speak at UMass Lowell
Stephen King's words on page and screen have thrilled and chilled fans for three decades, but opportunities to hear those words spoken by the author himself are rare.
For one night only, King will take to the stage at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, offering fans the chance to hear King read his work, ask him questions and listen to him discuss his passion for writing and his advice for aspiring authors. "A Conversation with Stephen King" - set for Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. - will be moderated by Andre Dubus III, bestselling author and professor in UMass Lowell's English Department, the program's co-sponsor.
King's appearance marks the debut of the new UMass Lowell Chancellor's Speaker Series. Tickets to the Dec. 7 event go on sale to the public Friday, June 1 and are $30 (plus $2 facility fee) for general admission and $50 ($2 facility fee) for reserved floor seating. Tickets will be sold at the Tsongas Center box office, www.tsongascenter.com and 866-722-8780. Admission is free for UMass Lowell students with valid ID who obtain tickets in advance at the Tsongas Center box office.
"Writing requires not just a creative mind and some good ideas, but also dedication to the craft. I look forward to sharing my experiences as a writer and the lessons I have learned with UMass Lowell students and the public," said King, who will hold a special master class for UMass Lowell creative writing majors during his visit to the university.