Department of English to Host Author Tayari Jones

by FAU College of Arts and Letters | Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
Department of English to Host Author Tayari Jones

FAU presents the 2014 Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence, author Tayari Jones, with a lecture on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room of FAU's Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jones is recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She is a graduate of Spelman College, The University of Iowa and Arizona State University. She is currently an associate professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, where she was awarded with a Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence, the Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and a Leader in Faculty Diversity Award. Jones' work has been supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Artists Foundation and the arts councils of Arizona and Illinois. She spent the 2011-12 academic year at Harvard University as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, researching her forthcoming novel, "Dear History."

The lecture is presented in part by FAU's Department of English in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters with support from Chris and Lori Fleuhr.

For more information, contact Mary Sheffield at 561-297-2974.



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