Jesmyn Ward to Open Emory Creative Writing Reading Series, 10/17
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward delivers the 2013 Phillis Wheatley Reading at Emory University as part of the 2013-2014 Creative Writing Reading Series. Ward will give the free public reading on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Joseph W. Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. There will be a book signing immediately afterward.
She will also participate in a colloquium with students at 2 p.m. on October 17 in the Callaway Center, where she'll answer questions and discuss her career as a novelist.
Ward's newest project, "The Men We Reaped," is a memoir about the loss of her brother and other young black men in her hometown of DeLisle, Mississippi. Released this month, the book is receiving critical acclaim, with The New York Times describing it as "raw, beautiful and dangerous."
The Phillis Wheatley Reading is a part of the Emory University Creative Writing Program Reading Series, bringing international writers to the Emory and Atlanta community. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit arts.emory.edu.