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Alex Kotlowitz to bring voices of the marginalized to life at Creighton University lecture

Kotlowitz“The Things They Carry: Growing Up Poor in the World’s Richest Nation,” is the topic of a Legal Aid of Nebraska and Creighton University School of Law event at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 in the Mike and Josie Harper Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Alex Kotlowitz, a former staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, has spent much of the last 35 years telling stories of those who have little left to lose, those who understand better than most the deep economic divide in this country. He speaks to the myths we hold of those struggling along the margins. Kotlowitz has long been a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and public radio’s This American Life.

He is the author of three books, including the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the 20th century. It received the Helen Bernstein Award, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award, and was adapted as a television movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey. It was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.

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