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Speakers Forum Presents Claudia Rankine In Partnership with the Fresno County Public Library Big Read Program

Jan 16, 2020

Speakers Forum Presents Claudia Rankine In Partnership with the Fresno County Public Library Big Read Program

Claudia Rankine
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
OAB Auditorium 

The Fresno City College Speakers Forum and the Fresno County Public Library Big Read Program presents esteemed and award-winning poet Claudia Rankine. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including "Citizen: An American Lyric" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely." She is also the editor of several anthologies including "The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind." In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. 

Admission is free. Parking is relaxed in lots B, C, D only! All are welcome.

Community Reading Project
Leading up to Rankine's appearance, a Community Reading Project will be held featuring Marisol Baca, Ray Ramirez, Lee Herrick, and Karla Kirk. The first 100 participants will receive a complimentary copy of her book, "Citizen: An American Lyric." There will be four group discussions on the book beginning Wednesday January 22. The remainder of the discussions will be held the next three Wednesdays, January 29, February 5 and February 12. They will be held in the Staff Dining Room from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For additional information contact Michael Takeda

 

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