Jacques Barzun, turning 103 at the end of November, stepped out a few weeks ago to give a talk about writing and scholarship. What would an old fogey like that know about anything?
Sorry about the late call if you wanted to attend.
Author of more than 40 books, including the masterful “From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Civilization,” Jacques Barzun is acknowledged as one of the great minds of the 20th century. Barzun, born in France in 1907 (do the math), makes a rare public appearance Sunday to speak with writer Jack Jackson about the craft of writing and whatever else might be on his mind. (He has been working on a new collection of essays) as part of the educational series “Writers on Writing.”
Fine print: 6 p.m. Sunday, University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell at Shook. $25. Reservations, (210) 732-9927 or go to www.upcsa.org/sol_center.