Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a talk by author, journalist and social observer Fran Lebowitz as part of its Open Visions Forum lecture series on Monday, Jan. 28. Her talk, "Metropolitan Life: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz," will be at 8 p.m. at the center, 1073 N. Benson Road.

Lebowitz, a prominent figure in the New York magazine world since the early 1970s, was hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview and has been a contributor to Mademoiselle and Vanity Fair, according to a release. Her first two books of essays, "Metropolitan Life" and "Social Studies," have been collected in the Fran Lebowitz Reader.

She is the author of the children's book "Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas" and the subject of a documentary film, "Public Speaking," directed by Martin Scorsese, which premiered on HBO in November 2010.

Lebowitz will be introduced by Tess Brown, a 2011 graduate of the school's master of fine arts in creative writing program and post-graduate student in composition instruction.

An informal conversation with Professor Philip Eliasoph, forum moderator, Michael C. White, director of the master's program, and Brown will follow Lebowitz' talk.

Tickets, $45, are available through the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010 or online at www.quickcenter.com.