Aimee Meredith Cox: The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out — 4/25, 7:15 p.m.

Key Issues in Black Feminism Presents #BlackGirl Magic

Aimee Meredith Cox

The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out

Shapeshifters:  Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Monday, April 24, 2016  7:15 p.m.

Beckham Hall

Book signing to follow.  Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by:

Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; Anthropology Department; Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program; Office of Equity & Inclusion; and The Ethics Project

Reading: Prof. Clifford Chase and “The Tooth Fairy” — Monday, 4:15 p.m.

Please join us on Monday at 4:15 in Downey Lounge to celebrate the publication of Clifford Chase’s THE TOOTH FAIRY, a formally inventive new memoir that the LA Review of Books has described as a “keen, nonjudgmental” collection “of moments both profound and common, universal and singular, mournful and hilarious,” and Newsday has called “a powerful meditation on memory itself.”

Cliff will read from the book and sign copies, which will be available for purchase.


Readings by new creative writing faculty Salvatore Scibona and Tonya Foster — Tonight, 8 p.m.

Please join us for a reading by new creative writing faculty:



 Wednesday, September 25th at 8 pm

Russell House  350 High Street

 Salvatore Scibona’s first novel, The End, was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Young Lions Fiction Award from the New York Public Library.  His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and he was among The New Yorker‘s list of “20 Under 40” writers to watch. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he is a Visiting Writer in Wesleyan’s English Department.

Tonya Foster‘s collection of poetry, A Swarm of Bees in High Court, is coming out this fall from Belladonna/Futurepoem Books. She is also co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art. The recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, she is an associate at the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College and a Visiting Writer in Wesleyan’s English Department.

 Reception and book signing to follow the reading.

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