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The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead

Wed., September 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us for a special virtual evening with Colson Whitehead, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and NYT bestseller.

A darkly funny tale of a city under siege with a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family, Crook Manifesto is Whitehead’s latest release and the second book in the Harlem Trilogy. Published in July 2023, critics are calling it “good gumbo” in which crime fic “at its craftiest” stews next to “shrewdly rendered social history.” The author’s other books include Harlem Shuffle, The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays.

Colson Whitehead received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, among others. In 2023, President Biden awarded Whitehead a National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. He will be joined in conversation with award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi. His books include Goliath, Riot Baby, the Beasts Made of Night series, the WarGirls series, and (S)kinfolk.

Registration is required to attend. Upon Zoom registration, you will receive an email from Zoom with the subject heading “The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead” containing your unique link for the event.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

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