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An Afternoon with Natasha Trethewey

Detroit Working Writers welcomes Natasha Trethewey for a one-hour Zoom event. We will hear Natasha read from her memoir "Memorial Drive" and from her poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize winning collection "Native Guard." Our own Diane DeCillis will then interview her; a Q & A period will follow. Those registered will have the opportunity to submit questions beforehand. Submit your questions to rlbrown417@gmail.com

The Zoom link will be emailed @1:40 p.m. to all registrants.

Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of five collections of poetry, Monument (2018), which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award; Thrall (2012); Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); and Domestic Work (2000), which was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet and won both the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. She is also the author of the memoir Memorial Drive (2020). Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. At Northwestern University she is a Board of Trustees Professor of English in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 she was named Poet Laureate of the State of Mississippi and and in 2013 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Date
Saturday, May 15, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Venue
Detroit Working Writers
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When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338