Acclaimed author Tobias Wolff will give a presentation in honor of Chinquapin Preparatory School. The Stanford University professor emeritus will discuss his body of work and writing process on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium. This ticketed event will directly benefit Chinquapin Prep.
Chinquapin Prep is Texas’s premier private college preparatory boarding school for financially and academically underserved students in grades 6-12. The co-ed upper school students and faculty families reside on the 60-acre campus that they maintain and call home. The 50-year old school is almost exclusively privately funded and all students are on sliding-scale scholarships. Acceptance to a four year college program is a graduation requirement, and 86% of Chinquapin graduates go on to receive college degrees and to be contributors and catalysts for positive change in their communities.