Evening of Music & Lit with Kiese Laymon
Everyone is talking about Kiese Laymon and his latest book, Long Division, and Ancestry Books is thrilled to host a reading and book-signing with Kiese Laymon. This will be an intimate night of music, poetry, light refreshments and great conversations, held at the Lowry Café in Minneapolis. Both of Laymon's books, the critically acclaimed How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Long Division, will be available to check out and purchase.Or read his work ahead of time!
Co-sponsored by United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
When: Saturday, August 2, 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Ancestry Books
2205 Lowry Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA from Indiana University and is the author of the novel Long Division and the collection of essays How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Long Division was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by a number of publications, including Buzzfeed, The Believer, Salon, Guernlca, Mosaic Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Morning News, Library Journal, Contemporary Literature, and the Crunk Feminist Collective. Both of Laymon's books are finalists for the Mississippi Award for Arts and Letters in the fiction and nonfiction categories. Long Division is currently a finalist for Stanford's Saroyan international writing award.
Laymon has written essays and stories for numerous publications and media outlets including Esquire, Colorlines, Gawker, Truthout, Longman's Hip Hop Reader, The Best American Non-required Reading, Guernica, Mythium, Politics and Culture, ESPN, and NPR. He is at work on a new novel, "And So On," and a memoir called 309: A Fat Black Memoir. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College.
Fee: No charge or registration required.