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Tuesday 6, from 1-2 pm: The Creative Imagination and Race, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
Claudia Rankine is the author of the National Book Critics Circle and NAACP Vision Award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric, deemed “the most talked-about book of poetry of 2014” by Dean Rader of the Huffington Post. In Citizen Rankine intersperses autobiographical pieces about her own racially-charged interactions in daily life with considerations of the public lives of Serena Williams, Trayvon Martin, James Craig Anderson, and others.

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine, award-winning author of Citizen: An American Lyric, visited several English classes and gave a talk, "The Creative Imagination and Race," on October 6, 2015.


Thursday 5, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Works-in-Progress Faculty Reading
Faculty from English & Communication Studies and Educational Skills read from their own creative writing.