Tara Westover: Educated

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30pm

Spend an evening in the company of Tara Westover, whose bestselling memoir, Educated, has captured worldwide attention. Growing up in rural Idaho in a radical, survivalist family, Westover had no birth certificate, no medical care and no formal schooling. At age 17, she decided to educate herself, escaping her family to eventually earn a doctorate from Cambridge University. Westover’s redemptive story shows how a young woman’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge leads her to break ties from an early life of hardship and brutality. From her unique experience, she explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.

 “Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.” USA Today

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Alumni, Graduate Students, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Topic

Arts & Culture, Poetry & Prose

Feature

Alcohol Free, Family Friendly, Graduate Students, Education, Humanities, University Events

Tags

author, lecture, book signing, public event, educated, granada theatre, tara westover, arts & lectures

Website

https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Deta...

Cost

$25 - $40 : General Public $10 : All Students (Student ID required for high school age and up) (A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price)

Department
Arts & Lectures
Hashtag

#tarawestover

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