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Illinois Libraries Present: Jesmyn Ward - Attend Virtually

October 12, 2022 ∙ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Add to Calendar 2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago Illinois Libraries Present: Jesmyn Ward - Attend Virtually Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner and youngest person to receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Jesmyn Ward. Registration link available soon. internal

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This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and is currently a professor of creative writing at Tulane University. She is the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award, and Sing, Unburied, Sing, which won the 2017 National Book Award. She is also the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time and the author of the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From 2008-2010, Ward had a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. She was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for the 2010-2011 academic year. In 2016, the American Academy of Arts and Letters selected Ward for the Strauss Living Award. She lives in Mississippi.

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