close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward

live via Zoom

2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Batavia Public Library -

Wednesday, October 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Batavia Public Library -

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult |

TAGS: | |

Batavia Public Library

askus@bataviapubliclibrary.org
Phone: (630) 879-1393
Branch manager
George Scheetz

Hours
About the branch

The Library is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Batavia Avenue (IL-31) and Wilson Street (the main east-west street through town).

Upcoming events