Jericho Brown, Visiting Writer Zoom Event: A Reading and Q&A

Jericho Brown, Visiting Writer Zoom Event: A Reading and Q&A

Contact: Melanie Almeder, almeder@roanoke.edu

Please join us for an exciting event: Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Jericho Brown, will read from his work and give a question-and-answer session.

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019), which was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Sponsored by the Visiting Writers' Program in the English and Communication Studies Department, The Jordan Endowment, The Center for the Studying of Structures of Race, and The Writing Center.

Zoom Registration Required: Register Here

Questions? Contact Dr. Melanie Almeder.