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Book reading and discussion with author Crystal Wilkinson

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

On Wednesday, January 18, the Ernest J. Gaines Center will host a book reading and discussion with esteemed writer, poet, and educator Crystal Wilkinson. Wilkinson is the 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel Birds of Opulence, which is described as a "lush, lyrical take on slavery's legacy among women in the twentieth century." Wilkinson's other works include Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street, which was a finalist for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction and the 2003 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. She is currently Appalachian Writer In Residence at Berea College. 

The event takes place in the Gaines Center hallway on the third floor of Dupré Library on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It is free and open to the public. Visitors to campus may park in the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage

Type: 
Cultural
Primary sponsor: 
Ernest Gaines Center
Speaker/performer name: 
Crystal Wilkinson
Location: 
Ernest Gaines Center
Event contact email: 
Event contact phone: 
(337) 482-1848
Event target audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
General public
Visitors
Alumni
Parents
Event open to: 
Alumni
Faculty
First-year students
General public
Parents
Staff
Students
Visitors
Admission info: 
Free to public
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