Writer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc to give public talk on Tuesday, April 10

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 22, 2012

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Narrative journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc will present a public lecture on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. LeBlanc is author of the nonfiction book, “Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx,” a New York Times bestseller that was named New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice in 2003.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Architecture Auditorium (Architecture Building, Room 205) at UH Mānoa.
LeBlanc will discuss her experiences as a narrative journalist and her decade-long study of the impoverished lives of individuals living in the Bronx, on which her book is based.  Currently, she is a visiting scholar at New York University’s School of Journalism and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. LeBlanc’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire and the Village Voice. She served as fiction editor of Seventeen magazine.
LeBlanc received a B.A. in sociology from Smith College, an M.A. in philosophy and modern literature from the University of Oxford, and an M.A. in law studies from Yale University Law School.  She is a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
The Distinguished Lecture Series brings internationally recognized scholars to UH Mānoa for lectures and discussions. For more information or to arrange an interview with LeBlanc, contact Dr. Hope Jahren—a professor of Geology and Geophysics in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, and chair of the Distinguished Lecture Series—at jahren@hawaii.edu.
The Architecture building is located on University Avenue, across from Yogurtland.  On-campus parking is available for $6 after 4 p.m. There is a flat rate fee of $5 for campus parking structures prior to 4 p.m. at the entry kiosks.