Jacob Julien Visiting Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads at Wesleyan


From graduate student Sarah Chrystler ’13:

Celebrated author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, will read from his upcoming work on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor for The Atlantic and the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Coates lives in New York with his wife and son. His work for The Atlantic received the 2012 Sidney Hillman Prize for journalism about social justice and issues of public policy. His essay “Fear Of A Black President” won the National Magazine Award.

The New York Observer said of the author “At 37, Mr. Coates is the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States,” while Hendrik Herztberg wrote “He is an upholder of universal values, a brave and compassionate writer who challenges his readers to transcend narrow self-definitions and focus on shared humanity.”

Free and open to the public. A reception and book signing follow the reading. For more information about this event: Call 860.685.3448 or visit this website. For program information, contact Anne Greene, agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: Free

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