John Gardner Open House and Free Screening of “Sunlight Man”

  • March 29, 2018 • 4 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections and Wilson Hall, Room 214


1971/Washington University Archives

Open House: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Olin Library, Special Collections

Film screening: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall, Room 214

Gardner, author of “Grendel” and other bestselling novels, died in a motorcycle accident at age 49 in 1982. The documentary “Sunlight Man” chronicles Gardner’s life from the viewpoint of his filmmaker son, Joel.

Before the screening, guests are invited to John M. Olin Library to see materials from Gardner’s work on view in Special Collections.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Joel Gardner.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries and Lindenwood University School of Arts, Media, and Communications. Free and open to the public.