Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 4:10pm - 5:10pm

Irvin Weathersby is a Brooklyn-based writer and professor from New Orleans. He has earned degrees from Morehouse College, Morgan State University, and The New School where he studied English Literature, Education, and Creative Writing respectively. Since 2003, he has been an educator in various capacities, first as a high school teacher in Baltimore and later as an adult educator in college and library settings. He currently is a full-time professor at Queensborough Community College where he teaches composition and creative writing. Irvin’s writing reflects his passions which include music, literature, art, education, mass incarceration, gentrification, history, biography, and other themes. He has received funding and support from the Voices of our Nation Arts Foundation, the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York Research Award, and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference where he was named the 2019 Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Nonfiction. His first book, In Open Contempt, a memoir weaving travelogue and art history, is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin.


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