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How the Word Is Passed: Loyola School of Communication and Design Hosts Author and Scholar Clint Smith

By Loyola University on Tue, 03/08/2022 - 10:26

This is the first event in the School of Communication and Design's Conversations Lecture Series. 

(New Orleans - March 8, 2022) The Loyola University New Orleans School of Communication and Design will host a conversation and book signing with scholar and New York Times best-selling author Clint Smith on Friday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, 6363 St. Charles Ave. The  conversation will be moderated by award-winning journalist Will Sutton, a columnist with The New Orleans Times-Picayune/The Advocate and professor of journalism at Loyola. The event is free and open to the public. 

Smith, a New Orleans native and staff writer for The Atlantic, is the author of the narrative  nonfiction book “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across  America.” The book landed on President Barack Obama’s top 13 book recommendations of 2021 and The New York Times Bestseller List. Smith is also the author of the poetry collection “Counting Descent,” which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of  the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. 

“We are honored to welcome Clint to our campus,” said Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, director of  Loyola’s School of Communication and Design. “His work adds a deeper understanding to our  history and is an inspiration to our students to never shy away from telling stories that transform  the way we think.” 

Attendees can bring a copy of his book. The book signing will follow the discussion. The SCD is  requiring masks and proof of vaccination to attend.