King will make a special speaking appearance at UMass Lowell on December 7, 2012:
For one night only, King will take to the stage at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, offering fans the chance to hear King read his work, ask him questions and listen to him discuss his passion for writing and his advice for aspiring authors. “A Conversation with Stephen King” – set for Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – will be moderated by Andre Dubus III, bestselling author and professor in UMass Lowell’s English Department, the program’s co-sponsor.
This rare appearance will be the first in the new UMass Lowell Chancellor's Speaker Series. Tickets go on sale Friday June 1st and are $30 (plus $2 facility fee) for general admission and $50 ($2 fee) for reserved floor seating. Tickets will be sold at the Tsongas Center box office, www.tsongascenter.com and (866) 722-8780.
King and his wife will also endow a new scholarship fund in their names. King will donate his fee from the appearance and at least $5 from every ticket sold for the event to the fund.
“It is a tremendous honor to have Stephen King as the first headliner of the new UMass Lowell Chancellor’s Speaker Series. This is a perfect example of how the series will bring people at the top of their fields to campus to speak to our students and the community,” said Chancellor Marty Meehan. “We are also very grateful to Stephen and Tabitha King for their generous support for student scholarships here at UMass Lowell.”