An Evening with Nikki Erlick, Author of "The Measure"
“It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.” – from The Measure by Nikki Erlick
Join the Duke University Libraries, New Student and Family Programs, and Duke True North Leadership for an evening with Duke Common Experience author Nikki Erlick at Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke's West Campus. In her debut novel, The Measure, Erlick engages questions of mortality and morality, discrimination and justice, life and death, and the common existence we all share.
The book is available in print, e-book, and audiobook format through the Duke University Libraries, and at your local public library.
For more than 20 years, incoming first-year Duke students have shared a common summer reading called the Duke Common Experience. The book is intended to be a common intellectual touchstone that sparks engaging conversation outside of the classroom and introduces new-to-Duke students to the academic community at Duke.
This year's Duke Common Experience selection is the first designed to engage the entire undergraduate community, including Duke faculty, staff, and alumni. All are welcome. Following the event, Duke students are invited to a reception with food and beverage in the Bryan Center.
Watch the Livestream
The talk will also be streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person. Simply follow the livestream link and tune in at the event start time.
- Thursday, August 31, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Other (see event description)
- West Campus
- Public Event