Event celebrating Gass’ life planned April 6


An event celebrating the life of influential author William H. Gass, the David L. May Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, will be held April 6 in Olin Library.

Gass died Dec. 6, 2017. He was 93. Read his obituary in The Source.

The event will get underway at 2:45 p.m. in the library’s Special Collections space with a series of remarks, followed by a viewing of manuscripts from the William H. Gass Papers. At 4 p.m. in Ridgley Hall’s Holmes Lounge, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and others will give remarks, followed by a reception.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the Danforth University Center garage. For more information, visit the event page.

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