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The following are events related to Educated, or one of its many themes. Please return to this page to see more events as they are created. If you have an event to add, please email commonbook@ku.edu.

Virtual Author Visit: Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. Then, lacking a formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

KEYNOTE: A Conversation with Tara Westover – Feb. 26, 7:30pm

This event is unlimited and open to the public. It will be recorded and made available after the event. Please visit this link to register.

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STUDENT EVENT: Tara Westover in Conversation with KU Students – Feb. 24, 4:00pm

Join in a more intimate conversation with the author. This event is limited to KU students and 300 participants. The event will not be recorded. For the event’s Zoom information, please visit firstyear@ku.edu. You are also welcome to submit questions for the author in advance of the visit to that same email.

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