Meijer Visiting Writers Series hosts Kelcey Ervick
Author will read from memoir on playing soccer during the first decades of Title IX
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.