Join us for a reading by author Jerald Walker from his book How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction and winner of the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction.
Along with the memoirs Street Shadows and The World in Flames, Jerald Walker is the author of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, a Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction and winner of the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction. His work has appeared in publications such as The Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, and it has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays series. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a James A. Michener Fellowship, Walker is a Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at Emerson College.
This event is sponsored by the Department of English and Creative Writing Program. Refreshments will be available.