Come connect and get inspiration as we take a Livable Futures field trip to Jesmyn Ward's Artist Talk at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. We will host you for coffee and cake after the talk in our own reading room / informal discussion at the Library’s Carnegie Cafe.
About Jesmyn Ward
MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation. In 2018, she was recognized among Time‘s 100 Most Influential People. She is the author of Where the Line Bleeds (2008) and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award. She became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction in 2017 when her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing took the top prize. She is also the editor of the anthology The Fire This Time (2017) and the author of a memoir Men We Reaped (2014).
Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University in New Orleans.
In her talks, Ward shares her writing process and how her experiences growing up poor and black in the South continue to influence her work.