Distinguished Speaker Series: Erik Larson

Thursday, May 04, 2017 · 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Designed for: Adults (18+), College (Adult), Seniors

Distinguished Speaker Series Presents


Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction, chronicles the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters including pioneering female architect Theodate Pope and President Woodrow Wilson. Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

Bestselling novels by Erik Larson include Thunderstruck, In the Garden of Beasts, and the critically-acclaimed The Devil in the White City which remained on the NY Times Bestseller list for a combined total of over six years and is being made into a major motion picture from director Martin Scorcese.

Sponsored in part by: Wells Fargo The Private Bank
EVENT LOCATION: Acalanes Performing Arts Center, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette
A program reminder with event details and directions to the venue will be emailed to attendees two days prior.

TICKETS: $45 General Admission
$65 Reserved Seating (seating closer to stage)
$100 Reserved Seating & Private Reception with Erik Larson (5:00 – 6:00 PM at the LLLC Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette)

Books available courtesy of A Great Good Place For Books

Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.