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Graphic Histories: A Discussion with Rachel Williams and Karlos Hill

Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Two scholar-artists will share their experience with translating historical research to a graphic form. Rachel Williams recently published two books, Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed: The Detroit Uprising of 1943 (University of North Carolina Press), which uses incorporating firsthand accounts collected by the NAACP, and Elegy for Mary Turner (Penguin Randomhouse), a haunting depiction of American racial violence and lynching. Hill, who directs the African and African American Studies…

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Graphic Histories: A Discussion with Rachel Williams and Karlos Hill promotional image

Graphic Histories: A Discussion with Rachel Williams and Karlos Hill

Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:30am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Two scholar-artists will share their experience with translating historical research to a graphic form. Rachel Williams recently published two books, Run Home If You Don't Want to Be Killed: The Detroit Uprising of 1943 (University of North Carolina Press), which uses incorporating firsthand accounts collected by the NAACP, and Elegy for Mary Turner (Penguin Randomhouse), a haunting depiction of American racial violence and lynching. Hill, who directs the African and African American Studies…

Maria Kuznetsova in conversation with Anna Bruno

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00pm
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Please join us to celebrate the release of Maria Kuznetsova's Something Unbelievable with a reading and conversation with fellow Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate, Anna Bruno.   Julia Phillips, author of National Book Award Finalist Disappearing Earth says of the book, "Something Unbelievable gives you things hilarious, things heartbreaking, things gorgeous and perfect and irresistible on every page. This novel crosses generations, oceans, and empires but never misses a step. It is one more…
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