Morgan Parker, Public Writing Session

The Creative Writing Program will host poet Morgan Parker on the UofL campus on September 12 and 13.
When Sep 13, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Speed Museum
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The Creative Writing Program will host poet Morgan Parker on the UofL campus on September 12 and 13. Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by Delacorte Press on September 24, 2019. A debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World/ Random House. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. Parker is the creator and host of Reparations, Liveat the Ace Hotel. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. Morgan is a Sagittarius, and she lives in Los Angeles.

You can read more about her, along with excerpts and reviews of her work, here: http://www.morgan-parker.com/

Important Dates:

Coffee and Snacks with Students, Thurs., Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Location TBA

Reading: Thurs., Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Generative Writing Session (Free and Open to the Public): Fri., Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Grand Hall, Speed Art Museum