The Christopher U. Light Lectureship
This lectureship, established in 1984 by Mr. Light, Carleton Class of 1958, enables various Carleton departments to bring prominent professional artists to campus each year. Mr. Light is a freelance writer, composer, record producer and musician, with a special interest in combining music and computing.
Past Light Lectureships in Literature include Lorrie Moore, Barry Lopez, Louise Erdrich, Wendy Wasserstein, Derek Mahon, Yehuda Amichai, Andrew Hudgins, Anne Beattie, C. D. Wright, Seamus Deane, Carolyn Forché, Alberto Ríos, Susan Stewart, and Marilynne Robinson.
2016-17: David Henry Hwang
2014-15: Sherman Alexie
2012-13: Paul Auster
2010-11: Jonis Agee