Authors Kiese Laymon and Rae Paris
Kiese Laymon's memoir HEAVY has been named Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, and many more, and was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnagie Medal and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi.
Rae Paris's first book, THE FORGETTING TREE is a hybrid memoir, or rememory. Tracy K. Smith, the 2017 Poet Laureate of the United States, says the book "punctures our national reticence around slavery, and offers a measure of necessary healing." Rae is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, and the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes for her poetry, essays, and fiction.
Thursday 1/24 at 6pm