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Kiese Laymon Reading and Q&A

March 26, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University. Laymon is currently the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at the University of Iowa in Fall 2017. Laymon is the author of the novel Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.

Laymon has written essays, stories and reviews for numerous publications including EsquireMcSweeneysNew York TimesESPN the MagazineColorlinesNPRLitHubThe Los Angeles TimesThe GuardianPEN JournalFaderOxford AmericanThe Best American SeriesEbonyTravel and LeisureParis Review and Guernica. He has two books forthcoming: a memoir, Heavy, that will be published in the fall of 2018 and a novel, And So On, that will come out in 2019, both from Scribner.

Details

Date:
March 26, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.emerson.edu/writing-literature-publishing/events/events-calendar

Organizer

Emerson WLP Reading Series
Phone:
617-824-8750
Email:
Kimberly_McLarin@emerson.edu
Website:
http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/writing-literature-publishing/reading-series

Venue

Emerson College
180 Boylston St.
Boston, ma 02116 Select a Country:
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Website:
www.emerson.edu/emersonwrites

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