On Wednesday, April 1, Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes will present “An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates,” featuring the well-known American author discussing her prolific and award-winning works.

  Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since authored more than 70 works, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays and more, including the national bestseller “We Were the Mulvaneys.” Throughout her career she has earned numerous awards for her writing, including the National Book Award for Fiction for her novel “them” (1969); two O. Henry Awards; and the National Humanities Medal. Her books “Black Water” (1992), “What I Lived For” (1994) and “Blonde” (2000) were all nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

  Marymount University, the Negri Foundation, and the Meid and McFarlane Foundation, with the Peninsula Friends of the Library are co-presenting “An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates” at 7:30 p.m. at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Norris Theatre, located at 27570 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates.

  Tickets are available for $15 each (plus applicable service fees) through the Norris Theatre box office, by phone at (310) 544-0403 ext. 221, or online at www.palosverdesperformingarts.com. For information about this presentation or other events, call (310) 303-7223 or visit www.MarymountCalifornia.edu.