Meijer Visiting Writers Series hosts Kelcey Ervick

Author will read from memoir on playing soccer during the first decades of Title IX

| Author: Megan Stevens | Media Contact: Sarah Buckley

The Meijer Visiting Writers Series will host Kelcey Ervick, author and illustrator of the new graphic memoir The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law that Changed Women's Lives, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

Ervick was goalkeeper for nationally-ranked soccer teams in high school and college during the first decades of Title IX. 

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in any federally-funded school or education program.

Kelcey Ervick began playing soccer in the first grade, eventually becoming goalkeeper for a select girls' team that traveled the country. She was goalkeeper for four years at Xavier University and later earned her Ph.D. and began to teach as a creative writing professor. She became curious about the role Title IX played in her life and the lives of other women, which led to her graphic memoir, The Keeper.