UA Poetry Center hosts salute to writer Wallaceby Renee Schafer Horton on Apr. 29, 2009, under Local
Citizen Staff Writer
The University of Arizona Poetry Center will host a memorial tribute to alumnus David Foster Wallace on Friday.
Wallace, who the Los Angeles Times called “one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years,” graduated from UA’s creative writing masters of fine arts program in 1987.
He committed suicide in September, after years of clinical depression.
Panel discussions of Wallace’s work will begin at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. The tribute will conclude with an 8 p.m. reading of Wallace’s work.
Wallace wrote a number of books, including “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” and “Infinite Jest.” His unfinished novel “The Pale King” will be published next spring by Little, Brown.
RENÉE SCHAFER HORTON