You love to read. You love to write. But you’re ready for more. You want to read closely and critically. You want to write as a scholar and as an artist. You want to ask unique questions and learn how to find compelling answers. You want to make a positive impact on the world. The LMU English Department inspires you to do all that and more.
Author and former staff writer for The New Yorker Lawrence Weschler began working with Oliver Sacks in the 1980s with the intention of writing a profile about the neurologist. Despite years of work Dr. Sacks requested that Weschler abandon the piece for personal reasons but the two remained friends. Towards the end of his life Sacks encouraged Weschler to revisit the profile again. The result? And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? Lawrence Weschler will lecture on his new biographical memoir about the British neurologist, naturalist, author, and science historian. Mr. Weschler will also discuss his career in journalism and the craft of writing narrative nonfiction.