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Reading by Ishmael Reed
Start Date: 2/25/2013Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 2/25/2013End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description
The Department of English will host a reception and reading with Ishmael Reed. Reed is the author of more than twenty works, including the novel Mumbo Jumbo. Reed is the winner of the MacArther Fellowship, the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award. Founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, which promotes multicultural American writing, Reed has been nominated for a Pulitzer and has been a finalist for two National Book Awards and is Professor Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley. He also founded PEN Oakland, which issues the Josephine Miles Literary Awards and has been called "The Blue Collar PEN" by the New York Times. Reed's most recent essay collection, Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the "Nigger Breakers," was published in 2010. His tenth novel, Juice!, includes more than twenty of his original cartoons. Forthcoming works are The Fighter and the Writer: Two American Stories and Brawls.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Anderson Hall
Room: lecture hall 17
Open to:
  • All
  • Temple sponsor organization:
    Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

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