Photo of the book Married at Fourteen by Lucille Lang Day who will speak at CSUEB on Feb. 6.

Author Lucille Lang Day kicks off the 2013 Distinguished Writers Series at CSUEB. (Photo:

From welfare to Ph.D., author reads from her new memoir 'Married at Fourteen', Feb. 6

  • February 5, 2013 5:00am

Lucille Lang Day was in juvie at age 13, married at 14, gave birth to her first child at 15, divorced her husband at 16, married him again at 17, and left him at 18 to go back to school. Today she is an award-winning poet with a Ph.D. in science and mathematics education.

Day will read from her new memoir, Married at Fourteen, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Biella Room of the University Library on Cal State East Bay’s Hayward Campus. Admission is free and the public is invited. Day will sign copies of her book following her presentation.

Married at Fourteen is a story full of hope and encouragement for those who find themselves in challenging circumstances. Her successful quest for fulfillment in romance, marriage, motherhood, education, and career shows that we need not give up; no matter how far we have veered from our goals.

This reading will kick off the 2013 Distinguished Writers Series hosted by the English Department of California State University, East Bay.

Read the CSUEB news release.


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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