Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, SEL

Join us for an evening of conversation with Saint Mary's College President, Katie Conboy, and New York Times bestselling author, Tara Westover. 

Dr. Westover will be discussing her memoir, Educated, and answering some of the most asked questions about her journey. Submit your question for Tara Westover by filling out this form.

In lieu of a ticket charge for this event, we invite you to consider a donation to the Saint Mary's College Student Emergency Fund. Your gift will help Saint Mary's administer resources directly to students whose lives have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The Student Emergency Fund can be found by selecting "One of the Saint Mary's Fund priorities/other" button and scrolling down to "Student Emergency Fund."

Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. Taught to read by an older brother, her education was erratic and incomplete. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where, in 2014, she was awarded a PhD in history.

ATTENTION: The registration above is for TLC purposes only. If you plan on attending this workshop, make sure to also REGISTER HERE.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.