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Saturday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Writing Across Genres: What it Means to be Black in America - Conversation 1024 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Whether they're writing poetry, fiction or memoir, these writers  reveal in their works something essential about the experience of being Black in America today. Join Morgan Parker, Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Damon Young in a discussion of their latest books.

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Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic and the editor of special projects at WNYC and a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. She is also the author of several books about race and blackness in America, including 1997’s Sugar in the Raw. Her essays and op-ed pieces have been... Read More →

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Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of "There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce," "Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night," and the recently released poetry collection"Magical Negro." Her debut young adult novel "Who Put This Song On?" is forthcoming in late 2019, and her debut... Read More →
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Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeny's "The Organist," The Paris Review Daily, Dissent, Buzzfeed Books, The White... Read More →
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Damon Young

Damon Young is a co-founder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas, a senior editor for The Root, and a columnist for GQ. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, Slate, Salon, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Jezebel, Complex, Essence... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Town & Gown, Signing Area 1

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