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Tickets for Alice Walker’s Oct. 15 talk at Morton Theatre available Sept. 28

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Athens, Ga. – Tickets for “A Conversation with Alice Walker” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Morton Theatre will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, through the theatre’s box office, 195 W. Washington St.

Tickets are free but are required for admittance to the event. Seating will be general admission.

The University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker as this year’s Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding on Oct. 14-15. The 2015 Delta Chair is administered by the Willson Center in partnership with the UGA Institute for African American Studies.

Walker will join Valerie Boyd, associate professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, for a public conversation in this community event. Boyd is the editor of a forthcoming volume of Walker’s journals.

Tickets will be limited to two per person. All attendees must have a ticket, including small children. Please send any requests for group ticket blocks to davemarr@uga.edu by Sept. 23. The office will respond by Sept. 25 with information on whether the request can be accommodated.

The Morton Theatre box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. For those who cannot claim tickets in person, they may be reserved at 706-613-3771 during box office hours. Tickets reserved by phone may be picked up during box office hours until the day of the event. Any reserved tickets left unclaimed at 6:10 p.m. the day of the event will be released to the public.

Those who arrive after the beginning of the talk are not guaranteed a seat.

On Oct. 14, Walker’s reading on “Standing in Georgia, Writing to the World” at 3:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel will be free and open to the public. Seating is general admission, first come, first served. Limited overflow seating will be provided nearby with a live video feed. The doors will open at 2:30. The reading is part of the UGA Signature Lectures series.

For more information on Walker’s visit, see www.willson.uga.edu. To learn more about the Delta Chair for Global Understanding, see www.deltachair.uga.edu.