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Virtual Author Event: Jerald Walker

Join us for an evening with author Jerald Walker. He will read excerpts from and discuss his new book, How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in nonfiction and winner of the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction. A Q&A will follow.

In addition to How to Make a Slave, Jerald Walker is the author of two memoirs, Street Shadows and The World in Flames. His work has appeared in publications such as The Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, and has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays series. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Walker is a Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at Emerson College.

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If you wish to purchase a copy of How to Make a Slave, they are available at Newtonville Books.

This program is cosponsored by the Ashland Public Library, the Newton Free Library, the Tewksbury Public Library and the Watertown Free Public Library.


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Monday, February 28, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual - Zoom
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Live closed captioning available on request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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