Creative Writing Series ft. Jamel Brinkley (POSTPONED)


Location: IRR Sojourner Truth Commons | 300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (View on map )

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The Creative Writing Series invites you to an evening with Jamel Brinkley! Co-sponsored with the Department of Africana Studies, the Initiative on Race and Resilience, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.
When: Thursday, April 4th | 7:00pm
Where:  IRR Sojourner Truth Commons of 300 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Jamel Brinkley is the author of Witness: Stories (2023, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/4th Estate), a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction, and A Lucky Man: Stories (2018, Graywolf Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Story Prize, the John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; and winner of a PEN Oakland Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His writing has appeared in A Public Space, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, The Yale Review, Guernica, The Threepenny Review, Gulf Coast, Glimmer Train, The Believer, and Tin House, and has been anthologized twice in The Best American Short Stories. His work has also received support from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Lannan Foundation. He was a Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and has received an O. Henry Award and the Rome Prize. Raised in Brooklyn and the Bronx, he teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


Department of Africana Studies
Initiative on Race and Resilience
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts