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

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:

  • 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.


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