THIS IS A PAST EVENT.
Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants.
MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit jesmynwardauthor.com.
*Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
Wednesday, January 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 624
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106