Campus & Community Events

Join the conversation about “The Glass Castle” at events throughout the Fall. All events are open to members of the community as well as ESU students, faculty and staff.

Author Visit – Thursday, November 2nd

Presentation, Q&A and Book Signing in Abeloff Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Drawing from her compelling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” which has been adapted into a highly-anticipated major motion picture, set for release in August 2017, Jeannette Walls shares anecdotes from her childhood and from throughout her life, demonstrating that we all have more in common than we think and that our flaws can be our greatest assets.

With a powerful message of confronting your past and facing your fears that resonates with audiences everywhere, her story of triumph makes audiences walk away with a positive attitude toward the “demons” in their lives.

Live interview on 90.3 FM WESS, 5 p.m.

Tune in or stream a live interview with Jeannette Walls on 90.3 FM WESS.

Upcoming Events for Fall 2017

To celebrate Jeannette Walls’ visit to East Stroudsburg University in the fall semester, we will be holding various events covering issues prominent in her memoir, The Glass Castle. We will be discussing poverty, hosting a student-led debate on welfare policy, offering “The Skeedadle: Fleeting Performances from The Glass Castle,” speaking about issues of substance abuse and sexual assault, offering memoir-writing workshops for individuals to learn the strategies necessary to construct their own powerful memoir, and dissect the question: “what does home mean?”

The schedule of events including presenters, times, and dates will be posted in the coming weeks!

We hope you will join us for these events in the fall semester.