David Updike “Family Archaeology, in Pictures and Prose”
Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
Francis Hall Theater
This event is free and open to the public. If you'd like to learn more about John Updike - join the John Updike Society and register for the society's biennial conference, held October 2-4, 2014 at Alvernia University.
As the son of John Updike, David Updike is uniquely positioned to talk about his family's life and works. Combining photographs with prose from his father's stories and memoirs and excerpts from short story collections written by his grandmother, David hopes to reveal some of his family's "story" in Shillington and Plowville, Pa.,
Updike Scholar in Residence at Alvernia, David Updike is a professor of English at Roxbury Community College in Boston. He has written six children's books, a young adult novel called "Ivy's Turn," and two collections of short stories: "Out on the Marsh," and "Old Girlfriends."