Neilly Series Lecture: Brit Bennett

Neilly Series Lecture: Brit Bennett

Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
November 9, 2017 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Brit Bennett, writer, novelist, and one of the most sought-after young commentators on race in America today. Her lecture will focus on her recent novel, The Mothers, an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. She will examine the roles demanded of young black women and men, and the hypocrisy sometimes inherent in their community’s expectations.

Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her work was featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation’s 2016 '5 Under 35' honorees.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reserved parking is available in the Library Lot. For more information, call 585-275-4461.

Sponsored by Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment and the River Campus Libraries.

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