Reading at Sarah Lawrence College: Nami Mun and Yusef Komunyakaa

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Friday, June 24, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Acclaimed writers Nami Mun (fiction) and Yusef Komunyakaa (poetry), will read at Sarah Lawrence College. Friday, June 24 2016. Free entry. 7:30 p.m. The Donnelley Theatre at Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way Bronxville NY 10708. (914) 337-0700.

Nami Mun’s first book, Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, The Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. She has worked as an Avon Lady, a street vendor, a photojournalist, a waitress, an activities coordinator for a nursing home, and a criminal defense investigator. She has garnered fellowships from organizations such as Yaddo, MacDowell, Bread Loaf, and Tin House. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in Chicago.

Yusef Komunyakaa is the author of Neon Vernacular, which won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the Kingsley Tufts award. His recent works include Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), and Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). He teaches at New York University.

https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/ce/summer-seminar/



Event Location and Ticket Information

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Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College
915 Kimball Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event




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