Pulitzer Prize winning author to visit Tabor Academy

Sep 27

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Tabor Academy on Oct. 10. Ford will spend the day with students and faculty, before presenting a formal reading of his work for the community at 6:30 p.m.

The reading will take place at Tabor’s Lyndon South Auditorium, Stroud Academic Center, 232 Front Street, Marion. The event is free and open to the public, though the school requires a pre-registration in order to plan appropriate seating. To register, visit http://info.taboracademy.org/richard-ford

Ford’s visit has been in the works for a while, and was planned by English faculty member Mark Howland. In preparation, the school required summer readings from Ford’s Rock Springs, a collection of his short stories.

While at the school during the day, Ford will have lunch with students, spend time with classes and speak about his life and inspiration at the weekly school meeting.

Ford has just completed his first work of non-fiction, a memoir called Between Them, which is about his parents and the life they led before his arrival as their only child.

His titles, available to students at Tabor’s Charles Hayden Library, include Let Me Be Frank With You, The Sportswriter, A Multitude of Sins, Canada, The Lay of the Land, Independence Day, and A Piece of My Heart.