JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT WITH KIESE LAYMON & PARTICIPATE IN A FASCINATING & IMPORTANT COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO BLACK PARENTING, BLACK TRAUMA, BLACK LITERACY & LIBERATION. WE WILL ADDRESS THE WOUNDS IN BLACK PARENT CHILD RELATONSHIPS & HOW WE HEAL AND RECONCILE IN OUR FAMILIES AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
FRIDAY, FEBURARY 17 7:00PM -8:30PM
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Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon is the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rice University. Laymon is the author of Long Division, which won the 2022 NAACP Image Award for fiction, and the essay collection, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, named a notable book of 2021 by the New York Times critics. Laymon’s bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, the Barnes and Noble Discovery Award, the Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and was named one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by The New York Times. The audiobook, read by the author, was named the Audible 2018 Audiobook of the Year.