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Annual James Merrill Lecture: Claudia Rankine

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Annual James Merrill Lecture:  Claudia Rankine;

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La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Join us for the Annual James Merrill Lecture: Claudia Rankine on September 23rd from 5 pm to 6 pm at La Grua Center located at 32 Water Street in Stonington CT 06378. This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including ?Citizen: An American Lyric and ??Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including ?Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including ?The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind.? For ?Citizen, Rankine ?won ?the ?Forward Prize for Poetry, the ?National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen ?was also nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award’s history to be a double nominee), ?the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award.? A finalist for the National Book Award, ?Citizen ?also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She ?lives in ?New York City and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

“Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power & Consent on Campus” Author Vanessa Grigoriadis speaks at Mitchell College;

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Mitchell College Weller Center, 437 Pequot Ave, New London, CT , 06320

Award-winning journalist and author Vanessa Grigoriadis will discuss her new book Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus as part of Mitchell College’s Speakers Series. A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines. Vanessa Grigoriadis dispels confusion around the topic as no other writer could by traveling to schools large and small, embedding in their social whirl, and talking candidly with dozens of students – among them, both accusers and accused-- as well as administrators, parents, and researchers. Her unprecedented investigation presents a host of new truths. Presented in cooperation with Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT, copies of the book will be available for purchase that evening. The event is free and open to the public.

Vanessa Grigoriadis is a contributing editor at the New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, specializing in pop culture, youth movements, and crime reporting. She is a National Magazine Award winner and has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, Dateline, and Investigation/Discovery shows.

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