Tara Westover - St George


Oct 9, 2021, 6:00 pm

Author

Tara Westover

Book Title

Educated

City

St George

Statewide Region

Venue

Zoom Conference Call
225 S 700 E
St George , UT 84770-3875
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Description

St. George Literary Arts Festival is excited to feature Tara Westover, author of Educated, as our keynote speaker.

Zoom link: https://dixiestate.zoom.us/w/82802923470?tk=8GWMLsl91MGefKMCT939lUnk5N9StIQ82pi0-OjMjtk.DQMAAAATR3BXzhZrV0JpNENWbFI4NnhuZ2RZbjRkLVV3AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&fbclid=IwAR2s_lb_QVteTbpRUGxSqk5EDTmi6dOQdE-oOzIeQC8MSvzvHJpElJQPabM

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

If you need any accessibility accommodations, please email Willy Palomo at palomo@utahhumanities.org.

This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Dixie State University and St. George Literary Arts Festival.

Genre

Nonfiction

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