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A Conversation with Novelist Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward is unable to appear on October 12 as originally planned. Once we are able to set a new date, registration will reopen.

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped.

In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries.

This event will be rescheduled for a later date. Registration will reopen once the new date is confirmed.

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

Explore Ward's books in the library catalog.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentation |

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Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 12:00PM to 6:00PM

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Mon, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
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North Courtyard

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North Courtyard

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Wed, Dec 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Thu, Dec 08, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room

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Teen Room

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Zoom Event

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Petty Auditorium

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Storytime Room

Sun, Dec 11, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Petty Auditorium

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Radmacher Room

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Storytime Room

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Cosmos Room

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Storytime Room

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Storytime Room

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Storytime Room

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North Courtyard

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Business and Community Center

Wed, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Business and Community Center

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South Courtyard

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Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Zoom Event

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Storytime Room

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Dec 21, 9:30am - 9:50am
Storytime Room

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Storytime Room

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North Courtyard

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North Courtyard

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Business and Community Center

Wed, Dec 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cosmos Room

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New Nonfiction

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Activity Room

Wed, Dec 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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Thu, Dec 22, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room

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Sun, Dec 25, All day

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Activity Room

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Petty Auditorium

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Storytime Room

Wed, Dec 28, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime Room

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North Courtyard

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North Courtyard

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Business and Community Center

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Petty Auditorium

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Activity Room

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Activity Room

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Radmacher Room

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Petty Auditorium

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