Jupiter LLS and Honors College Presents Award-Winning Author

Jupiter's LLS and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Presents Award-Winning Author Edwidge Danticat.

Award-Winning Author Edwidge Danticat


By Kami Barrett | 9/26/2016

Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning Society and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College will present a lecture by award-winning author Edwidge Danticat on Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter.

“Then and Now: An Afternoon with Edwidge Danticat,” will include a discussion about her writing career and special topics that drove her writings and current books.

Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. at the age of 12. As an immigrant, Danticat’s disorientation in her new surroundings was a source of discomfort for her, and she turned to literature for solace. She is the author of numerous books, including “Claire of the Sea Light,” a New York Times notable book; “Brother, I’m Dying,” a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” an Oprah Book Club selection; and “Krik? Krak!” a National Book Award finalist.

Tickets are $15. For more information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8547 or visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter.

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The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers. For more information on the Lifelong Learning Society, visit www.fau.edu/llsjupiter .

 

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College is a liberal arts and sciences all-honors undergraduate program for academically talented students.

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