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When: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: 
Kirby Auditorium 104
Presenter: 
Skillman Library
Price: 
Free
Kevin Young to Deliver the Libraries' 2018 Hatfield Lecture
 
On February 7 the Libraries will welcome acclaimed poet Kevin Young as the 2018 John L. Hatfield '67 lecturer.  Young is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, poetry editor of The New Yorker, and head of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.  His new nonfiction book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, was released in November and was longlisted for the National Book Award.  
 
Young's talk will be entitled "The Grey Album."  In many of his poems and in his criticism, Young considers the relationship between African-American art, culture, and history and the narratives currently presented in textbooks and media. In this important lecture, Young addresses how African-American artists and storytellers through the years have reshaped and rewritten their personal and social histories, and how these counter-stories have begun to permeate mainstream American culture.
 

A reception and book signing will follow. 

 
Sponsored by: 
Mr. John L. Hatfield '67/Skillman Library

Contact information

Name: 
Susan Castelletti
Phone: 
610-330-5150
Email: 
castells@lafayette.edu