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Department of English Events Fall 2020

"The Justice Sessions" (bi-weekly) 

"The Justice Sessions" is a virtual bi-weekly speaker series on race and social justice. The series will launch on 8/26 with a discussion of Ax Handle Saturday featuring Rodney Hurst (the day before the 60th anniversary of the event) and will continue every other week through November and again during Spring. For more information and complete fall schedule visit the Justice Sessions homepage.

 

Location: Zoom webinar. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the session.

Time: noon-1pm

Cost: Free (registration required)

"Baobab Black Arts" (monthly)

This series of virtual events features guest artists who will showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics ranging from gallery curation, creative writing, visual arts, and other African American artistic production. For more information and a complete fall schedule visit the Baobab Black Arts homepage.

 

Location: Zoom webinar. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the session.

Time: varies (see schedule)

Cost: Free (registration required)

Michael Wiley Virtual Reading (Oct 13)

Word-By-Word Reading Series presents a virtual reading and q&a with mystery writer Michael Wiley. Wiley is a Professor of English at UNF and author of the Shamus Award-winning Joe Kozmarski Private Detective series (A Bad Night’s Sleep, The Bad Kitty Lounge, The Last Striptease), the Northeast Florida Daniel Turner and Franky Dast thrillers (Blue Avenue, Second Skin, Black Hammock, Monument Road), and most recently the Sam Kelson mysteries (Trouble in Mind, Lucky Bones, and the forthcoming Head Case).

 

Location: Zoom. Click here to join this virtual event: https://unf.zoom.us/j/91539858003

Time: 6-7pm

Cost: Free 

Carolyn Forche Virtual Reading (Sep 24)

Word-By-Word Reading Series presents a virtual reading and q&a with Carolyn Forche. Forche is an American poet, memoirist, editor, and translator. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes. Her newest poetry collection, In the Lateness of the World, is forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2020. In 2013, Forche received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship given for distinguished poetic achievement. In 2017, she became one of the first two poets to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. She is a Professor at Georgetown University.

 

Location: Click here to attend this virtual reading via Zoom.

Time: 3-4:30pm

Cost: Free, open to all

Michael Seidlinger Virtual Reading (Sep 8)

Word-By-Word Reading Series presents Michael Seidlinger, reading from his novel, Dreams of Being. Seidlinger is the author of My Pet Serial Killer, The Fun We’ve Had, and nine other books. He has written for, among others, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, and Publishers Weekly, and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer’s Conference, and Sarah Lawrence. He is a co-founder and member of the arts collective, The Accomplices, and founder of the indie press, Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM).

 

Location: Click here to attend this virtual reading via Zoom.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Cost: Free, open to all