Our Towns Chronicles a 100,000-Mile Journey into the heart of America
Our Towns chronicles a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America Authors James and Deborah Fallows talk about their adventure and what they learned about a country busy remaking itself.
Redlands, Ca. – For the last five years, Redlands native James Fallows and his wife Deborah have traveled across America in a single-engine prop airplane, visiting smaller and medium-sized cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. The story of their journey – Our Towns – presents a realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts. Hear their stories at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.
- WHAT: Our Towns: A 100,000-mile journey into the Heart of America
- WHO: Authors James and Deborah Fallows
- WHEN: Talk begins 8 p.m., May 16, 2018
- WHERE: Memorial Chapel at the main campus of the University of Redlands
- PARKING: Available in the lot on the north side of the Chapel.
- COST: General admission to the talk is free and open to the public.
- VIP reception from 6:30–7:30 p.m. — included signed copy of Our Towns, reception meet and greet with Fallowses, appetizers and VIP seating — Cost: $35
- Tickets available at redlands.edu/alumni/events/our-towns
About the Authors
James Fallows has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than 35 years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States. He is the author of 12 books, and his work has appeared in magazines and as public-radio commentaries since the 1980s. Fallows, who for two years worked as chief speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award.
Deborah Fallows is a linguist and writer who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics and is the author of three books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media, and Georgetown University. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren.
About University of Redlands
The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university that connects students to a world of opportunity, geared toward their passions and potential. Centrally located near the beaches, mountains and desert in the heart of Southern California, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs in business, communicative disorders, education, geographic information systems and music—blending liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors, and self-designed curricula.