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Tayari Jones Book Reading and Signing
Start Date: 2/28/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 2/28/2013End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:

Tayari Jones, author of The Untelling & Leaving Atlanta, will be reading from her new novel, Silver Sparrow on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Location is the Carnegie Hotel, Widner Room.   

Jones was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and much of her writing centers on the urban South. “Although I now live in the Northeast,” she explains, “my imagination lives in Atlanta.” Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, a coming-of-age story set against the city’s infamous African American child murders of 1979–81, won the Hurston/Wright Award for debut fiction. Her second novel, The Untelling, about a family struggling to overcome the aftermath of a fatal car accident, received the Lillian C. Smith Book Award from the Southern Regional Council and the University of Georgia Libraries. Upon the publication of Silver Sparrow, the Village Voice wrote, “Tayari Jones is fast defining black middle-class Atlanta the way that Cheever did for Westchester.”

The Jones Book Reading and Signing is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Department of Literature & Language, and the Women’s Resource Center.  For more information, contact the Department of Literature and Language at 423-439-4339 or the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

 

 

Contact Information:
Name: Harriet Masters
Phone: 439-5772
Email: mastersh@etsu.edu
Tayari Jones
Web Address (URL):
http://www.etsu.edu/wrcetsu/
Other Details:
This event will be held at the Carnegie Hotel, Widner Room.
Remarks:
For more information, contact the Department of Literature and Language at 423-439-4339 or the Women’s Resource Center at 423-439-5772.

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