Thursday, November 16, 2017
Taylor Auditorium, 2nd Floor Marsh Hall 216
This reading is free and open to the public.
A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. Her nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars. She is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press. Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. For six years, she presented statewide as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop, and has toured the country several times performing, lecturing and challenging.
Walidah’s book, Angels With Dirty Faces, will be for sale at the reading.
This event is sponsored by the creative writing and literature programs and the College of Arts and Sciences. Contact Professor Kathlene Postma for more information.