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Jerico Brown: Visiting Writers Series

February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jericho Brown is one of the most brilliant young stars of American poetry today. Not only does his work cite America’s history with slavery, one of the largest forced migrations in human history, it also explores complacency—the inaction of people who choose not to leave their zones of safety to understand larger problems of social justice. 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, as well as numerous other awards and honors. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

Brown’s reading and Q&A will challenge students to think about fear, emergency, and survival in present-day America and around the world. Sponsored by the English Department’s Visiting Writers Series. Verification of attendance available.

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February 27, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
WSU Pullman Campus


WSU Common Reading Program