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An Evening with Jesmyn Ward

2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Jesmyn Ward Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Wednesday, October 12
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-12 19:00:00 2022-10-12 20:00:00 America/Chicago An Evening with Jesmyn Ward Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision & personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the critically acclaimed novels Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Ward’s many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult |

TAGS: | Author |

Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 08 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 09 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Clark-Lindsey Village

Thu, Oct 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Phillips Recreation Center

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Fri, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Mon, Oct 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Urbana High School

Tue, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Online

Wed, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Phillips Recreation Center

Sat, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Mon, Oct 17, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Online

Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Thu, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Sat, Oct 22, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Urbana Free Library

Sat, Oct 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sat, Oct 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Market Place Mall

Sat, Oct 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Oct 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room,Zoom

Sat, Oct 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Mon, Oct 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 26, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Oct 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Sat, Oct 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Sun, Oct 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Mon, Oct 31, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 31, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Mon, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 01, All day
Urbana Free Library

Tue, Nov 01, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 01, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Nov 01, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 02, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Wed, Nov 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 02, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Thu, Nov 03, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Fri, Nov 04, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room