CAALS Bauder Lecture with Robert Jones Jr.

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CAALS Bauder Lecture with Robert Jones Jr.

New York Times bestselling novelist Robert Jones, Jr., will deliver the much anticipated Bauder lecture at Marygrove.

By Marygrove Conservancy

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, April 28 · 8pm EDT


Marygrove Conservancy 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, 48221

About this event

  • 1 hour
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Robert Jones, Jr., is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel The Prophets and the creator of the social justice media community, Son of Baldwin. He will deliver the Bauder Lecture at Marygrove at 8:00 pm on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Now in its thirty-fourth year, the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS) is an annual event bringing a nationally known African American author to the Marygrove campus for a public lecture and class session or conversation.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

To donate or sponsor the 2023 Bauder Lecture, click DONATE.

To learn more about the CAALS lecture series, click MORE INFORMATION

CAALS is supported by the Marygrove Conservancy, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lillian and Don Bauder Endowment.

The Prophets won the 2022 Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the 2022 NAIBA Book of the Year Award for Fiction. It was also a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction and was named one of the best books of 2021 by Time, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, among others. His writings have been featured in The New York Times, Essence, and The Paris Review, as well as in the critically acclaimed anthologies Four Hundred Souls and The 1619 Project.


8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Bauder Lecture with Robert Jones Jr.

8:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Audience Q & A

9:00 PM - 9:20 PM

Book Signing

9:05 PM - 10:00 PM


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About the organizer

The mission of the Marygrove Conservancy is to preserve the legacy of Marygrove College through equitable stewardship of a campus that exemplifies excellence in education, serving Northwest Detroit and the city overall.