PULLMAN, Wash. — Al Young, an award winning author, poet and musician recognized for his culturally diverse subjects of thought, will speak as part of the Department of Comparative American Cultures 2002-03 Lecture Series.

“An Evening with Al Young” is set to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
For more than a decade, Young has lectured widely across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He speaks on topics ranging from American music and literary culture, African American arts, emerging global literature and music, and creativity and human survival.

His work has been translated into a dozen languages and he often breaks into song while lecturing and reading poetry. The diversity of his work also includes film scripts for Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.

The lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Comparative American Cultures, English, and Women’s Studies; the American Studies Program; the College of Liberal Arts; and the Office of Human Relations and Diversity.

For more information, contact Alex Kuo at (509) 335-2605 or visit the CAC Web site at libarts.wsu.edu/cac/speakerseries.html.