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Writer-in-Residence: Edwidge Danticat

Lowell Humanities Series

Tuesday, September 29

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat Reads from Her Work

September 29, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

Edwidge Danticat is widely considered to be one of the most talented young writers in the United States, celebrated for her impassioned, meditative, and poetically intense prose style, along with her layered explorations of diasporic identities. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969, she moved to the United States at the age of 12. In 2009, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” Her work has received the Story Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her books include Breath, Eyes, Memory; The Farming of Bones; Brother, I’m Dying; and Claire of the Sea Light. Her Lowell lecture is part of a three-day writer’s residency at Boston College.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 30


Edwidge Danticat: A Public Conversation

September 30, 2015 | 4:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101

Moderated by Régine Jean-Charles, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and African and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College.

This event is free and open to the public.



Co-sponsored by African and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties; Office of the Dean of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences; and Fiction Days.