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Author Jane Yolen is the 1st Woman to Present at Andrew Lang Lecture

on September 27, 2012

Yay for Jane Yolen! She will be the first woman to present at St. Andrews in Scotland since the lecture series started in 1927.

From SFScope:

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.

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