Hilton Als to read at Russell House

Hilton Als, the English Department’s 2008 Millet Writing Fellow, will be performing a reading at the Russell House on Wednesday, brought to you by the Wesleyan Writing Program and the English Department. The event is free, and open to the public.

Says Joanna Tice ’07, Russell House Arts Fellow:

Hilton Als has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. Prior to that, he was a staff writer at The Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. His first book, The Women, a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, was published in 1996. He collaborated on film scripts for Swoon and Looking for Langston, and has edited and contributed to numerous museum catalogues, including the catalogue for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibition “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art.” In 1997, the New York Association of Black Journalists awarded Als first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03.

Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Russell House