Inside the Writer's Studio with Edwidge Danticat (Student/Teacher/Senior/Veteran)

$5.00 Members
$5.00 Non-members

Join Lighthouse and The University of Denver’s Department of English and Literary Arts for an evening with Edwidge Danticat, the award-winning author of Everything Inside; Breath, Eyes, Memory; and Krik? Krak! Danticat will read from her work, discuss the writing process and her life as a writer with Carleen Brice, and answer audience questions, live on stage.

Doors open at 5:30 PM at The Mizel Arts and Culture Center's Elaine Wolf Theatre. The reading and interview will begin at 6:00 PM. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Danticat will also be giving a craft talk earlier that day, Writing Life and Death, at Lighthouse at 2:30 PM. For discounted tickets to both events, check out the All-Access Pass

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several 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, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. 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 seven books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last MapouMama's Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, 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. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award. She lives in Miami.

Carleen Brice's debut novel, Orange Mint and Honey, is the basis for the NAACP Image Award-winning Lifetime TV movie Sins of the Mother starring Jill Scott and Nicole Beharie. Orange Mint and Honey was also an Essence "Recommended Read" and a Target "Bookmarked Breakout Book." For this book, she won the 2009 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the 2008 Break Out Author Award at the African American Literary Awards Show. Booklist Online called her second novel, Children of the Waters (One World/Ballantine), a book about race, love and family, "a compelling read, difficult to put down." Brice is also the author of two nonfiction books, Lead Me Home: An African American’s Guide Through the Grief Journey, and Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color, which sold 100,000 copies. She edited and contributed to Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife. She has written for The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets and Writers, and Mademoiselle. She currently is marketing content manager at the Denver Art Museum.

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Schedule

Apr 04, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm