OMAA continues its exploration of the union between arts and letters with a third series of programs by notable authors and artists. The program occurs on two Sundays during the 2020 season.
Wally Lamb is a New York Times best–selling author known for his widely popular novels She’s Come Undone, a finalist for the 1992 Los Angeles Book Awards’ Art Seidenbaum Prize for first fiction, and, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. In addition to writing other best-selling novels, Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 17 years. Former director of the University of Connecticut’s creative writing program, Lamb is also a sought-after keynote speaker and has spoken at universities and colleges, libraries, arts and lecture venues, and literary festivals across the country.