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Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South

Date(s):

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time:

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Mark Taper Auditorium

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FREE/ Reservations Recommended. For more information and FREE reservations, please call 213.228.7025 or visit www.lfla.org/aloud.
 

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Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South
Charles M. Blow and Jesmyn Ward

In conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, poet and Provost's Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature, USC

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow grew up in an out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where slavery’s legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders’ stories and the near-constant wash of violence. Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes powerfully about the poverty of her Mississippi childhood and the pressures it brought on men and women, revealing disadvantages that bred a certain kind of tragedy. In this conversation, two accomplished storytellers take the stage to discuss their memoirs that pay homage to the troubled past of the South with emotional honesty and moments of stark poetry.

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