Tiphanie Yanique, professor of creative writing and Caribbean literature at Drew University, will be reading from her work on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in the Malcolm Klein Reading Room, 66 West 12th Street, room 510. A book signing will follow the reading and discussion.
Yanique hails from the Virgin Islands and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, a Kore Press Fiction Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Boston Review Fiction Prize. Her fiction, poetry, and essays can be found in the Best African American Fiction, Transition Magazine, American Short Fiction, The London Magazine, Prism International, Callaloo, and other journals and anthologies.
This series of readings celebrates literature written by women across the African Diaspora (African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and continental African). Sponsored by The New School Diversity Committee, this series is moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for academic services, The New School for General Studies.
Admission is free. To assure a seat, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.229.5615.