Please join us for an evening with Edwidge Danticat on October 15, 2015. The program will begin at 7:30pm at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Stage 2 Theater, and will feature a reading by Ms. Danticat, followed by an open question and answer session with the audience. After the reading, guests will have the opportunity to meet the author during a book-signing in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, directly across from the theater. This event is free and open to the public.
A 2009 MacArthur Fellow, Edwidge Danticat is the author of several critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, and Claire of the Sea Light. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written four books for young adults and children, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. This year, she will publish a picture book, Mama’s Nightingale, and a young adult novel, Untwine.
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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is the artistic and intellectual heart of a vibrant, multinational and culturally diverse world of writers. The Center is dedicated to serving our writing communities, both local and global, by offering exceptional literary programs and resources.