Southern writer Kiese Laymon to read his work at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Posted by Daniel Alcantara '15 on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Southern writer Kiese Laymon will give a reading at the University of Minnesota, Morris Briggs Library on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to public. After the reading, there will be refreshments and time to visit with Laymon.
Laymon has authored two books of fiction—My Name is City and Long Division—as well as a book of essays, On Parole: Uncle Jimmy, Obama, Hip Hop and Me—the Mixtape. Several of his essays and stories have been published in Politics and Culture and in Longman’s Hip Hop Reader. Currently, Laymon teaches English, creative writing, and Africana studies at Vassar College in New York. He graduated from Indiana University with a master of fine arts in fiction.
With support from the Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC), this activity is funded by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. The festival has also been generously supported by the Briggs Library Associates, the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association, Friends of the Morris Public Library, UMM’s Multi-Ethnic Student Programs, and the UMM English Discipline.