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Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives reading at Loyola

November 4, 2011

Loyola University New OrleansBiever Guest Lecture Series and College of Humanities and Natural Sciences present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey in a reading from her latest book of creative non-fiction, “BEYOND KATRINA: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

Trethewey, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English & Creative Writing at Emory University, previously published three award-winning poetry collections, including “Domestic Work,” “Bellocq’s Ophelia” and “Native Guard,” for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

Trethewey is also the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and was named the 2008 Georgia Woman of the Year. In 2009, she was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and in 2011 was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Bellagio Study Center in Italy and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is co-sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program, Department of English, Department of Sociology, Department of History, the Loyola Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Center for the Study of New Orleans.

For more information, contact Loyola professor Trimiko Melancon, Ph.D., at 504-865-2278 or tmelanco@loyno.edu.

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