A noted author, poet, and professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside has been selected as the guest presenter for the African/African Diaspora Artists' Series.
Professor Chris Abani, Ph.D. will be in Flint April 10-13 to present lectures and performances at the Flint Public Library and the University of Michigan-Flint.
Over the course of his career, he has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2009), PEN-Beyond the Margins Award (2008), Distinguished Humanist Award (UC-Riverside 2008), and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (2005).
The Department of Africana Studies, UM-Flint, and the Flint Public Library invite the community to attend these free events featuring Professor Abani:
- April 10, 1:30-2:30 PM – Public Lecture at UM-Flint, Rm.161 French Hall
- April 10, 7:00-8:00 PM – Performance at UM-Flint, KIVA, University Center
- April 11, 10:30 AM-1:30PM – Teen-Author Forum at Flint Public Library
- April 11, 6-7PM – Conversation with the Community at the Flint Public Library
The program is made possible by funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation, University of Michigan-Flint, and the Flint Public Library. For more information call UM-Flint at 810-762-3280, or the Flint Public Library at 810-249-2046.