Karin Sveen, Author,The Immigrant and the University
Norwegian poet Sveen has unveiled the story of Peder Sather — Norwegian immigrant, important financier of mid-19th century America, founder of California's greatest public university and the man who Sather Gate at UC Berkeley memorializes. The story of a poor farm boy from a remote corner of Norway, who traversed continents to make a large fortune, which he then used to bring learning to generations of average citizens, serves as a monumental tribute to everything good and great about both Norway and the United States.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: Part of the Club's Good Lit Series, underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation
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