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A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward (Virtual)

2023-06-06 19:00:00 2023-06-06 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward (Virtual) Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Virtual program -

Tuesday, June 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-06 19:00:00 2023-06-06 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward (Virtual) Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Virtual program -

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

Registration coming soon!

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

 This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentation | Author Talk |

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
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Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

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