College of Law

Corresponding with the Young Wallace Stegner

Corresponding with the Young Wallace Stegner

DATE: Tuesday, April 11 2023
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law and Virtual Event
COST: Free and open to the public
1 hour CLE (pending).
A Stegner Center and Tanner Humanities Center Presentation

Author Anne E. Palmer unearths a treasure-trove of Wallace Stegner’s unseen letters, revealing how our Center’s prolific namesake dealt with being broke and lonely, building comradery and a sense of purpose at the U of U.

Free lunch for attendees who RSVP for in-person attendance.



Anne E. Palmer, Ed.D. is author of Years of Promisethe University of Utah’s A. Ray Olpin Years (1946-1964) and founding director of the University of Utah Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  At Stanford University, she directs the Aspen Rising Presidential Fellowship at the Graduate School of Education and conducts academic oral histories.  She holds a master’s of public administration from the University of Utah and a doctorate in education from the University College London.  Her doctoral thesis on academic foundations of the United States Peace Corps was written at the University of Utah American West Center.  Wallace Stegner lived with her great-grandparents in Salt Lake City while he attended East High School and the University of Utah.


This event is sponsored by the Wallace Stegner Center, the Tanner Humanities Center, and the Cultural Vision Fund.


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