Yay for Jane Yolen! She will be the first woman to present at St. Andrews in Scotland since the lecture series started in 1927.
Jane Yolen writes:
I will be giving the prestigious Andrew Lang lecture at St Andrews University in Scotland on November 1, at 5:30PM. The venue: Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s College, University of St Andrews. It is open to the public and free.
I hope all of you who are interested and able can come. My topic is: “Folklore versus Fakelore: An Imagined Conversation with Andrew Lang.” I will also be telling at least one story and possibly reading some poetry and signing books after a Q&A at the end of the speech.
Since I am the first woman ever to give this speech (the first lecture was in 1927 and previous lecturers have included John Buchan and J.R.R. Tolkien!), I hope we can make a good showing.
I think it’s worth blowing my anonymity in St Andrews for this. Hope you think it’s worth your coming out on the day. And be sure to tell all your like-minded friends to come, too.
Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s College, University of St Andrews, at 5:30PM on 1 November 2012.